Wrightia 1: 68. 1946.
Perennials, 20–80 cm, eglandular; fibrous-rooted, with caudexlike, lignescent rhizomes. Leaves not densely overlapping, proximal and mid cauline blades oblong to lanceolate-oblong, 10–20 × 6–12 mm, abruptly reduced distally, herbaceous, bases truncate to subcordate, subclasping, flat, faces sparsely hispidulous to hispido-pilose. Involucres conic to broadly cylindric, 3–4.5 × 2–2.5 mm. Ray-florets 6–9; corollas white. Disc-florets 4–7, functionally staminate. Cypselae 1.6–2.2 mm, 2 (–3) -nerved (ray) or 3–5-nerved (disc), strigose; pappi in 1 series, thickened rings or minute, erose crowns less than 0.1 mm. 2n = 16.
Phenology: Flowering (May–)Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Limestone cliffs, ledges, bluffs, steep hillsides, sometimes in seepy areas, oak-juniper, oak, or mixed deciduous woods
Elevation: 300–500 m
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