Plants (30-)50-120(-180) cm. Stems densely and coarsely villoso-hirsute, eglandular. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, mostly 5-35 cm, margins plane; cauline much reduced, faces not gland-dotted. Heads in thyrsiform (often ± columnar) arrays. Peduncles stipitate-glandular (each with a subtending bract). Involucres (3.5-)4-6 mm. Phyllaries 5-12 in 1-2(-3) series, oblanceolate, gland-dotted or stipitate-glandular (sometimes with eglandular, biseriate hairs as well), apices acute to obtuse. Receptacles epaleate or partially paleate (paleae 1-2). Corollas glandular, lobes 1-1.5 mm. Cypselae eglandular; pappus bristles in ± 1 series. 2n = 20. Flowering (Aug-)Sep-Dec(-Jan). Moist or wet, low ground, wet prairies or savannas, swamp margins, pine, pine-palmetto, and palmetto flats; 0-50 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., N.C., S.C.