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. Flowering Mar-Jun. Lawns, roadsides, pastures, other disturbed sites, usually on sandy soils; 0-100 m; Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Kans., La., Miss., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Va.; South America; Australia.