Leaves: petiole villous, hairs tawny to brown; blade somewhat lustrous adaxially, 52-97 mm, abaxial surface densely villous, hairs tawny. Flowering Jun-Jul. Upland and floodplain forests, sandhills, hammocks; 0-400 m; Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., S.C. The type for the species was collected in Georgia; subsp. lanuginosum occurs mostly in the southeastern states.
Much like no. 1 [Bumelia lanuginosa (Michx.) Pers.]; lvs oblanceolate to sometimes obovate or elliptic, the larger ones mostly 5-10 נ1.5-3.5 cm, loosely woolly-villous with persistent gray hairs beneath; pedicels often hairy; 2n=24. Dry or rocky woods; Fla. to Tex. and n. Mex., n. to Mo. and Kans. June, July. Our plant, as here described, is var. oblongifolia (Nutt.) R. B. Clark.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.