alternate, basal (rosulate)
elliptic, lanceolate, oblanceolate
March - November
0.2 - 1.0
annual, biennial, perennial
Similar to Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus which is more common in the western range of coastal prairie (Texas). Pyrrhopappus carolinianus has upper leaves that are lanceolate, unlobed or with a small lobe on each side near the base and lower leaves that are lanceolate or oblanceolate and rarely lobed. The upper leaves of Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus are pinnatifid with usually 2 or 3 linear lobes on each side and lower leaves that are usually pinnatifid, sometimes merely toothed late in the season. Hairless, clasping, cauline leaves.
Found frequent in sandy soils throughout Louisiana and east and southeast Texas. Common in the southeast United States.
Sandy soils, disturbed areas, dry woods, and bottomlands.