Erythaea 1: 7. 1893.
Subshrubs, 45–130 cm (taproots forming woody crowns). Herbage glabrous or sparsely hairy. Stems usually multiple (arching upwards). Leaves evenly distributed (often crowded; proximal often withering and pendulous); sessile or ± petiolate; blades linear-filiform, 3–12 cm × 1–3 mm, bases ± linear, margins entire. Heads 5–20 in corymbiform arrays (involucres campanulate). Calyculi 0 or of 1–3+ lance-deltate to linear bractlets (lengths to 1/4 phyllaries). Phyllaries ± 13, 7–10 mm, tips green. Ray-florets ± 8; corolla laminae 8–10 mm. Cypselae hirtellous (canescent). 2n = 40.
Phenology: Flowering summer–early fall.
Habitat: Coastal sand dunes and sandy, open flood plains
Elevation: 0–100 m
Of conservation concern.