Plants 3-8 dm, viscid-villous, especially the stem; lvs large and thin, to 20 נ10 cm, ovate to elliptic or rhombic, narrowed to a sometimes petioliform, often clasping base, coarsely toothed; invol bracts broadly ovate, 2-3 cm, ciliate, otherwise subglabrous; rays 6-10, 1.5-3 cm, often 1 cm wide; achenes subterete; pappus none; 2n=34. Dry, open woods, often in sandy soil; s. Va. to Fla. and Ala., and inland to e. Tenn. May-June, sometimes again in autumn.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.