Stems sericeous proximally, sometimes sparsely so distally, sometimes densely stipitate-glandular distally. Leaves: cauline margins sericeous, faces sericeous, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular. 2n = 18, 36. Flowering Aug-Oct (occasionally spring). Open, sandy soils; 0-700 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Va. Variety adenolepis is a chance introduction in Nacogdoches County, Texas. It forms hybrids with Pityopsis graminifolia and P. pinifolia.