Perennial 2-8 dm from a short, simple, erect caudex 5-20 mm, with numerous fibrous roots; herbage glandular and hirsute; basal lvs rosulate, sessile or nearly so, broadly elliptic to ovate or even rhombic, obscurely toothed or subentire, 4-15 נ1.5-8 cm; cauline lvs few and reduced, the uppermost often alternate; heads 3-20, campanulate, the disk 13-20 mm wide; invol 10-12 mm; rays 10-15, 1.5-2.5 cm; pappus white, merely barbellate; 2n=38. Sandy pine woods; Del. and se. Pa., s. mainly along the coastal plain to Fla. May-July.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.