Cespitose, fibrous-rooted perennial 1-3.5 dm, branched above; stem white-woolly with usually loose hairs, or glabrate in age; lvs crowded, linear, ±arcuate, glabrous or glabrate, parallel-veined, often folded, to 10 cm נ5 mm, or the lowermost oblanceolate and a little wider, but no longer than the others; heads several, terminating the branches, campanulate; invol 5-8 mm, slightly white-hairy; achenes linear-fusiform; 2n=18. Dry sandy soil, mostly near the coast; Mass. to N.J. July-Sept.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.