Plants (1-)3-11+ dm. Leaves mostly basal at flowering; blades mostly oblanceolate to spatulate, sometimes elliptic, 7-15(-20+) cm × 20-35(-45+) mm (including petioles), both faces strigose or pilose to hirsute. Bracts rounded-deltate to lance-deltate, 6-15+ × 4-9+ mm. Inner phyllaries 6-7.5 mm, sparsely strigose or hispidulous with hairs 0.05-0.3(-0.5) mm. Cypselae 2.5-3 mm; pappi 3-4.5 mm. 2n = 22. Flowering Aug-Oct. Open or shaded, dry to wet places in pine forests and mixed forests, often on sandy soils; 0-100 m; Ala., Ark., Del., Fla., Ga., La., Md., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va.
Stems 2-8 dm, glabrate to softly pilose, branched above but seldom with more than a dozen glomerules; lvs basal, prostrate in a rosette, oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, 8-25 נ1.5-6 cm, acute or obtuse, crenate, long-tapering to the base, sparsely pilose on both sides, densely strigose along the midvein beneath; glomerules 6-12 mm, scarcely surpassed by the bracts; invol 6-8 mm, its bracts thinly strigose, densely resinous; pappus-bristles abruptly dilated into a broadly triangular base; 2n=22. Sandy soil on the coastal plain; Del. to Fla., La., Ark., and Tex. Aug., Sept.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.