Plants 20-50 cm. Stems unbranched or branched near bases. Leaves crowded near stem bases; petiolate or sessile; blades mostly oblanceolate to spatulate, usually alternately sinuate-pinnatifid, chartaceous, ultimate margins ± crenate, faces ± scabrous. Heads usually borne singly. Peduncles hairy (hispid and with wartlike hairs). Involucres 16-19+ mm diam. Ray corollas lemon yellow, abaxial veins green, laminae 10-12.6 × 5-7.8 mm. Disc corollas red to maroon. Cypselae (oval) 5.2-7 × 3-3.8 mm. 2n = 30. Flowering year round. Dry, sandy oak and pine flats, lawns, along roadsides; 10-90 m; Fla.