Plants (1–)6–7+ dm. Leaves mostly basal at flowering; blades oblanceolate, 9–14(–20+) cm × 20–35(–45+) mm (including petioles), abaxial faces pilose to hirsute, adaxial sparsely pilose to hirsute. Bracts rounded-deltate to lance-deltate, 8–12+ × 6–8+ mm. Inner phyllaries 6–8 mm, ± densely strigose to villous, hairs (0.3–)0.5–1 mm. Cypselae 3–3.5 mm; pappi 3–4 mm. 2n = 22.
Phenology: Flowering Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Open or shaded, dry to wet places in pine forests and mixed forests, usually on sandy soils
Elevation: 0–50 m
Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., S.C.