Plant is an upright, smooth to hairy perennial. Preferred
habitat is rocky woods and sandy areas. Distribution is occasional
in the Escambia region.
The leaves are opposite on the stem; consisting of one
whole part; stalked; egg-shaped to lance-like; forms an angle
to the left with sides less than equal. Leaf margins are toothed
and leaf base may be rounded or wedge-shaped.
Flowers are in terminal heads subtended by numerous pink
to lavender, leafy bracts. Heads are spaced on the stem at intervals.
The calyx is symmetrical in shape; corolla is yellow to rose
spotted with purple; two stamens extend beyond the corolla. Flowers
occur in the spring and summer.
Fruit is an oval-shaped capsule with two or more seed chambers.