Characterized by cream colored flowers this native plant grows to around 1’ in height. It is also distinguished by basal hairy or fuzzy leaves which turn red in the Fall. A good plant for seasonal interest in Durango. A somewhat showier variety, Kannah Creek, is often available locally.
Among the Ute, and Zuni people as well, a tea was made from the roots, and used as an eyewash and also to treat headaches.