Simple or sparsely branched shrub to 1 m; lvs oblong-oblanceolate or oblanceolate, 3-6 cm נ10-18 mm, acute and mucronate, entire or with a few low teeth near the tip, somewhat glaucous beneath; infl terminal, compound, short and broad, 3-8 cm wide, the branches glabrous or villous; hypanthium glaucous; fls white, 5-6 mm wide; sep 0.8-1.1 mm; fr 1.5 mm. Damp, rocky banks in the mts.; W.Va. and Va. to Tenn., N.C., and n. Ga.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.