Plants 30-60 cm (herbage sometimes glaucous). Stems proximally glabrous or piloso-hirsute (hairs 6-10+ mm), distally glabrous. Leaves: basal (0-)3-5, cauline 4-8+; blades oblanceolate to lanceolate or linear, 40-80(-120) × 5-10(-20) mm, lengths 2.5-8+ times widths, bases cuneate to truncate, margins entire, apices rounded to acute, faces glabrous or piloso-hirsute (hairs 3-6+ mm). Heads 6-25+ in ± corymbiform to paniculiform arrays. Peduncles usually glabrous, sometimes stellate-pubescent and/or stipitate-glandular. Calyculi: bractlets 8-13. Involucres campanulate, 7-10 mm. Phyllaries 13-16+, apices ± rounded, abaxial faces usually glabrous, sometimes stellate-pubescent and/or stipitate-glandular. Florets ca. 20; corollas whitish to pinkish, ca. 8 mm. Cypselae weakly urceolate, 3-4.5 mm; pappi of 50-60+, white or stramineous bristles in 2+ series, 4-5+ mm. Flowering Jul. Rocky sites; 2000-2300 m; Ariz., N.Mex., Tex.; Mexico (Chihuahua).
FNA 2006, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Herbaceous perennials to 60 cm tall, herbage glaucous to glabrous, sometimes with long hairs towards the base of the stem, stems scapose but sparsely leafy to the base of the inflorescence. Leaves: Alternate, upper leaves elongate to narrowly linear, basal leaves oblanceolate to lanceolate or linear, bases cuneate to truncate, margins entire, apices rounded to acute, faces glabrous, long pilose or sparsely ciliate. Flowers: Heads small, with about 20 florets per head, the corollas purple, to 8 mm long, involucres campanulate, 7-10 mm, bractlets 8-13, phyllaries long, 13-16 or more, apices somewhat rounded, glabrous beneath, faces sometimes stellate-pubescent and/or stipitate-glandular, peduncles usually glabrous, sometimes stellate-pubescent and/or stipitate-glandular, inflorescences borne singly or several in corymbiform to paniculiform arrays. Fruits: Achenes columnar, ribbed. Pappus of brownish or white capillary bristles in series of 2 or more. Ecology: Found in rocky areas from 6,000-7,000 ft (1829-2134 m); flowering July-September. Distribution: Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas; Mexico. Notes: Look to the scapose, glaucous to glabrous stems and elongate phyllaries with groups of purple florets to help identify this species. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Hieracium comes from the Greek hierax, a hawk, while carneum means flesh colored. Synonyms: None Editor: LCrumbacher 2011