Perennial herb or subshrub; stems numerous, branched above, glandular-hairy, 10-60 cm tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, shortly stalked or unstalked, entire or nearly so, lance-linear to oblong or elliptic-oblong, glandular-hairy, 1-4 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide.
Heads discoid, solitary to many at the ends of branches or in an open inflorescence; involucres 10-20 mm tall; involucral bracts graduated, lanceolate to linear, with green and white stripes, the tips abruptly sharp-pointed to long pointed; discoid; disk flowers 35-50, white or yellowish.
Achenes 10-ribbed, glandular to glandular-hairy, 4-6 mm long; pappus of numerous white bristles.
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Brickellia oblongifolia var. oblongifolia Nutt.