Chaenactis douglasii (Douglas' dustymaiden) belongs to the family Asteraceae (the Aster family). It is a biennial or perennial herb that is native to western North America from British Columbia to Saskatchewan to California to New Mexico. This herb grows in shrub-steppe, distributed areas and roadsides, and it can reach 50-60 cm in height. The stems are erect to spreading, and coated in cobwebby hairs. The leaves are hairy, and are divided intricately into many lobes with curled or twisted tips. The flower-heads bloom in early summer. They are lined with flat, glandular, and contains several white or pinkish tubular flowers with protruding anthers.