in S. Watson, Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 207, plate 20, figs. 11–18. 1871.
Plants 1–6 cm. Leaves 0.5–5 cm, margins conspicuously white-crustose. Heads 1–2 cm diam. Calyculi: margins of bractlets crustose-dentate ± throughout. Involucres 10–14 mm. Florets 9–18; corollas white to cream, aging pink or purple, ligules 4–10 mm, equaling or scarcely exserted beyond involucres. 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jul.
Habitat: Sandy or rocky deserts, alkali flats, arid grasslands, often with Atriplex, sometimes with Larrea
Elevation: 1000–2000 m
Calif., Idaho, Nev., Utah.
Glyptopleura marginata is found in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts.