Plant is an upright, hairy perennial. Its preferred
habitat is savannas and moist pine woods. Distribution is coastal
in the Escambia region.
Leaves are opposite and mostly at the lower part of the
stem; lance-like or widest at the middle to being linear and
may have scattered teeth on the leaf margin. Leaf base is wedge-shaped
or may graduate to a narrow point. Any leaf on the upper stem
is reduced in size.
Flower is usually a solitary head at the end of a tall
stem; rays are symmetrical in form. Disc flowers are bisexual;
reddish to purple. Ray flowers are female and yellow. Flowers
occur in late summer and early autumn.
Fruit is a seed which outer layer is fused to it (achene).