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Serpentine barrens with one disjunct population found on diabase.
Southeast PA and adjacent MD. Disjunct in Granville County NC.
Herbaceous perennial; plants glabrous throughout; stems slender, diffuse, 10-40 cm; cauline leaves usually deciduous by anthesis except for the reduced subulate ones of the inflorescence; heads with 16-32 flowers, rays 9-16, 0-3 more than those of the disk.
Flowers August to October
Wetland Indicator: NA
A rare endemic found primarily on serpentine soils. Federally listed as endangered.
Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
© Michael Hough 2018