Perennials (weak or monocarpic), (30-)60-110 cm; taprooted (new rosettes from bases of previous season´s stems or as side branches of primary unbolted rosettes). Stems 1-8(-20), usually ascending to erect, moderately spreading near base, rarely decumbent, frequently branched (densely leafy), sparsely lanate, stipitate-glandular distally. Leaves: basal blades usually spatulate to oblanceolate, rarely obovate, (35-)55-120(-150) × 15-20(-30) mm, bases narrowly attenuate-cuneate, margins entire or apically serrate-denticulate, faces loosely long-lanate, obscurely stipitate-glandular, viscid; cauline sessile, blades usually oblong to oblong-elliptic, sometimes ovate to lanceolate, bases usually slightly auriculate-clasping, truncate to rounded, margins undulate, some cilia 2-3 mm, faces moderately woolly-lanulate, stipitate-glandular; mid to distal leaves ascending, often appressed, apices usually obtuse, sometimes subacute, mucronate or mucronulate, faces stipitate-glandular, distalmost glabrate to sparsely woolly-pilose, densely stipitae-glandular. Heads 10-50, in compact corymbiform to paniculiform arrays (height usually less than 1 / 5 plants, branches slender, ascending, stipitate-glandular, sweet camphor smelling). Involucres (yellow-green in bud) cylindro-campanulate, 6-8.5 mm. Phyllaries in 5-6 series, erect, linear-lanceolate, unequal, 0.7-1.1 mm wide, apices usually acute-acuminate, sometimes acute-aristate, sometimes inner obtuse to rounded, densely stipitate-glandular, viscid. Ray florets 16-22; laminae 8-9.5 × 1-2 mm. Disc florets 20-40; corollas 4.5-5.5 mm, lobes 0.6-1 mm. Cypselae 2-2.7 mm, without ridges, shallowly ribbed or smooth, moderately long-strigose; pappi in 3-4 series, outer of linear scales 0.5-1.5 mm, inner of 30-35 bristles 5-6 mm, inner moderately clavate. 2n = 10. Flowering late Oct-mid Dec. Sand pine scrub, scrubby flatwoods; of conservation concern; 20-50 m; Fla. Chrysopsis highlandsensis is known from Highlands, southern Polk, and northern Glades counties.