Plants to 120 cm. Stems (erect, usu-ally suffrutescent) much branched distally. Leaves evenly distributed along stems or distally crowded; sessile or petiolate (at least mid stem); blades elongate-deltate to lanceolate (widths to 2/3 lengths), chartaceous, margins dentate, serrate, or doubly serrate, faces hirsute to ± scabrous. Heads in paniculiform or corymbiform arrays. Peduncles densely hirsute. Involucres 18-27 mm diam. Ray corollas deep yellow to orange-yellow, abaxial veins green, laminae 10.5-17 mm. Disc corollas red to maroon. Cypselae (ovate) 4.5-6 × 3-4.8 mm. 2n = 30. Flowering Mar-Nov. Dry, rocky, calcareous and sandy soils, open woodlands, glades, thickets; 100-300 m; Ark., Kans., Mo., Okla., Tex.