A very pretty member of the family, found in dry, sandy soil, along the coast, from Massachusetts to Delaware, during August, September and October. The stiff, coarse stem grows only one or two feet high, and branches slightly at the top to accommodate the flowers. The leaves are thick-textured, and mostly toothless. The lower ones, which have stems, are oval and taper acutely toward either end. The upper ones are narrow and lance-shaped, and are set directly on the stalk. The flower heads are very showy. They are an inch and a half broad, and several or many are set on the tips of branchlets, forming a rather flat-topped arrangement. The disc florets are yellow centred, and are surrounded with from fifteen to thirty bright violet rays. They are set in partly spreading, sticky green cups.