Annuals, 50-150(-200) cm. Stems erect, stramineous, glabrous. Cauline leaf blades oblanceolate or lanceolate to linear, 25-40(-60) mm (distal smaller, ± appressed), lengths mostly 4-6 times widths, bases ± clasping, margins ± crenate (teeth mostly 9-15 per cm, rounded to obtuse or blunt, resin-tipped), apices acute to acuminate, faces glabrous, little, if at all, gland-dotted. Heads borne singly or in open, corymbiform arrays. Involucres broadly urceolate, 8-14 × 10-20+ mm. Phyllaries in 5-6 series, slightly spreading to appressed, linear to lance-attenuate or lanceolate, apices incurved to straight, filiform to subulate, slightly resinous. Ray florets 17-26; laminae 10-12 mm. Cypselae stramineous to reddish brown, 2-3+ mm, apices coronate to knobby, faces striate or furrowed; pappi of 2-4 straight, barbellulate or smooth (apices slightly dilated), setiform awns 3-4.5 mm, shorter than to nearly equaling disc corollas. 2n = 12. Flowering Aug-Oct. Stream banks, roadsides, ditches, grasslands, scrublands, open woodlands; 300-1200 m; Tex.; Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León).