Fl. N. Amer. 2: 66. 1841.
Plants 20–80 cm. Stems sparsely to densely hirsute to hirsute-villous, sometimes strigose distally, gland-dotted. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline oblanceolate, mostly 3.5–15 cm; cauline gradually reduced, faces gland-dotted. Heads in flat-topped, corymbiform arrays. Peduncles villoso-hirsute, gland-dotted. Involucres 7–11 mm. Phyllaries 15–40+ in 3–5+ series, ovate-lanceolate to broadly ovate, villous, and gland-dotted, apices acute to obtuse. Receptacles partially paleate (paleae often 4–5). Corollas glandular, lobes ca. 2 mm. Cypselae eglandular; pappus bristles in ± 1 series. 2n = 20.
Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Moist to dry pine savannas, flatwoods, pine-oak woodland, wire-grass savannas, fields, sometimes more moist, peaty soils, shrub bogs, seepage
Elevation: 10–50 m
Ga., N.C., S.C., Va.