Plants to 100 cm. Stems (erect) usually branched (sometimes suffrutescent). Leaves evenly distributed along stems; usually petiolate (at least at mid stem); blades oblong, oval, or ovate (widths 3/4-11/4 lengths, not lobed, except intergrades to B. ×humilis, bases truncate to subcordate), membranous, margins crenate, faces grayish velvety. Heads in paniculiform to corymbiform arrays. Peduncles hairy (hairs relatively fine, densely matted). Involucres 14-18 mm diam. Ray corollas deep yellow to orange-yellow, abaxial veins green, laminae 12-20 × 6-9 mm. Disc corollas red to maroon. Cypselae (obovate) 4.5-6 × 3-4 mm. 2n = 30. Flowering Apr-Aug. Sandy soils, roadsides, fields, woodland borders, open woodlots; 30-100 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., S.C., Tex.