Annuals, 25–60 cm. Stems erect, sparsely hispid. Leaves mostly cau-line; mostly alternate; petioles 1.2–5 cm; blades ovate to lance-ovate, 4.5–13 × 1–4 cm, bases cuneate, margins entire, abaxial faces sparse-ly hispid, not gland-dotted. Heads usually borne singly. Peduncles 4–9 cm. Involucres hemispheric, 20–27 mm diam. Phyllaries 11–23, laceolate to lance-linear or lance-ovate , 17–33 × 1–2.9 mm (notably surpassing discs), (margins ± ciliate ) apices attenuate, abaxial faces usually sparsely hispid to hispidulous. Paleae 7–8 mm, apices 3-toothed (middle teeth attenuate, apices purplish, ± hispid). Ray florets 7–12; laminae 18–37 mm. Disc florets 25+; corollas 6.8–7.5 mm, lobes reddish; anthers dark, appendages dark (style branches reddish). Cypselae 4.6–9 mm, appressed hairy; pappi of 2 linear scales 2–4.5 mm plus 4–6 scales 1–3.5 mm. 2n = 34.
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