Pityopsis aspera (Shuttleworth ex Small) Small var. adenolepis (Fernald) Semple & F.D. Bowers. Phen: Late Jun-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry woodlands, forests, and disturbed places, apparently in the NC Mountains only in the Escarpment. Dist: E. MD (R. Simmons, pers. comm., 2016) and e. and c. VA south to n. FL and west to s. MS.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = FNA20, K1, K3, Va, Semple & Bowers (1985); = Chrysopsis graminifolia – F, misapplied; = Heterotheca adenolepis – Bowers (1972); < Chrysopsis graminifolia var. aspera – C, G, SE1, W; > Heterotheca adenolepis – RAB; > Heterotheca graminifolia – RAB, misapplied; < Pityopsis aspera – Fl7, K4, S, WH3, Nesom (2019a)