Linnaea 34: 532. 1866.
Stems usually with decumbent to nearly procumbent branches arising from bases, 3–30 cm, loosely tomentose. Leaves crowded; blades 7–20(–30) × 1.5–4 mm, apices truncate-apiculate to retuse. Heads: clusters subtended by bractlike leaves. Cypselae 1.6 mm; pappi 10–11 mm. 2n = 14.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, pastures, other disturbed sites, usually on sandy soils
Elevation: 0–100 m
Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Kans., La., Miss., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Va., South America, Australia.