Perennials, 20-90 cm. Stems branched, coarsely scabrous. Leaves alternate to subopposite; petioles 1-5 mm; blades 3-nerved from bases, lanceolate to lance-ovate, 20-40 × 7-20 mm, bases rounded to broadly cuneate, mar-gins entire or serrate, apices acute to acuminate, faces sparsely pubescent, stipitate-glandular. Heads in open, racemose or paniculiform arrays. Peduncles 5-45 mm, pubescent, stipitate-glandular. Involucres cylindric to campanulate, 7-11 mm. Phyllaries 16-20 in 4-5 series, greenish, often purple-tinged, 4-8-striate, unequal, margins narrowly scarious, often ciliate (apices acute to long-attenuate); outer lance-ovate (pubescent), inner narrowly lanceolate (glabrous). Florets 11-22; corollas pale yellow or cream, 4.7-6 mm. Cypselae 4-5 mm, silvery-setulose. Pappi of 25-34 white, plumose bristles.