Perennials, 20-50 cm; rhizomes 5-15 cm. Stems usually 1, erect, green to reddish brown, simple, slender, proximal 1 / 3 silvery sericeous, distal densely stipitate-glandular (glands dark). Leaves: basal overwintering, in rosettes, sessile, blades oblanceolate, grasslike, 80-300 × 3-14 mm, silvery-sericeous; proximal cauline 2-6, blades linear to broadly oblanceolate, somewhat clasping, graminiform, 60-150 × 4-11 mm, ± clasping, apices acute, faces silvery-sericeous (hairs long, anastomosing); distal 10-50 × 2-5 mm. Heads 1-5(-10), in corymbiform arrays. Peduncles 2-14 cm, sometimes with a few long hairs, densely stipitate-glandular; bracteoles 0-4, 2-4 mm. Involucres campanulate, 9-11 mm. Phyllaries in 4-5 series, sparsely stipitate-glandular, margins fimbriate (midnerves pronounced), apices acute, apical hairs twisted-sericeous, faces densely stipitate-glandular. Ray florets 11-16; laminae 9-13 mm. Disc florets 25-40; corollas 6.5-8 mm, glabrate to sparsely short piloso-sericeous, lobes 0.5-0.8 mm, sparsely short piloso-sericeous. Cypselae fusiform, linear- pyriform, 4-5 mm, ribbed, strigose; pappi: outer of linear to linear-triangular scales 0.8-1.4 mm, inner 25-40 bristles 6-7 mm. 2n = 36. Flowering late spring-early summer, occasionally fall. Moist, open pine wood flatlands, open boggy habitats; 5-50 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss. Pityopsis oligantha grows in the Florida panhandle and adjacent areas.