Plants to 110 cm. Stems (erect, flexible, sometimes suffrutescent) usually branched. Leaves evenly distributed along stems; petiolate; blades (at least at mid stem) narrowly to broadly ovate (widths 1/2-11/4 lengths), membranous, margins serrate to crenate or doubly crenate, faces finely hirsute to hispid (at least adaxial). Heads in paniculiform to corymbiform arrays. Peduncles hairy (hairs spreading to erect, relatively fine, curled). Involucres 12-18 mm diam. Ray corollas deep yellow to orange-yellow, abaxial veins green, laminae 9-18 × 5.4-9 mm. Disc corollas red to maroon. Cypselae (obovate) 2.5-4 × 4-5.5 mm. 2n = 30. Flowering Apr-Sep. Sandy-loamy soils, edges of or in woodlands of oak, pine, and/or hickory; 50-200 m; La., Tex.