Leaves: (first in basal rosettes, proximal cauline sometimes opposite or subopposite, distal alternate); blades grayish green, 15-35 × 7-20 mm, bases cuneate to attenuate, apices rounded or slightly retuse, faces often viscid when fresh. Peduncles ± 1 cm. Phyllaries: outer ca. 3 mm; inner ca. 5-6 mm, more chartaceous. Corollas 8-10 mm, surpassing involucres. Cypselae (6-)7-8 mm; pappi often tinged with purple, 8-11(-12) mm. Flowering mainly Oct-Dec (sometimes nearly year round). Dry, well-drained, sandy soils lacking appreciable organic materials, fire-maintained sand-pine-scrub and oak-scrub communities; of conservation concern (fide www.plantatlas.usf.edu); 0-10 m; Fla.