Plants 5-13 dm, thinly tomentose. Leaves: basal leaf blade (3-)8-20 × 0.3-1 cm, tomentose abaxially, glabrous adaxially. Peduncles 1-3 cm. Involucres turbinate, 6-7 × 3-5 mm. Flowers 8-15 mm, including 2-4(-7) mm stipelike base. Achenes 5-6 mm. Flowering Mar-Sep. Sandy flats and slopes, scrub oak and conifer woodlands; 10-50 m; Fla. Variety gnaphalifolium is federally listed as threatened and is known only from DeSoto, Highlands, Lake, Marion, Orange, Polk, Putnam, Sumter, and Volusia counties in central Florida.
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069