Plants 25–60+ cm. Stems proximally glabrous or stellate-pubescent, distally glabrous or stellate-pubescent. Leaves: basal 5–6+, cauline 0(–1+); blades oblanceolate to spatulate, 40–80 × 18–45+ mm, lengths 3–5+ times widths, bases cuneate, margins usually entire, apices rounded to obtuse, abaxial faces piloso-hirsute (hairs 1–3+ mm), adaxial glabrous. Heads 8–12+ in corymbiform arrays. Peduncles stellate-pubescent and stipitate-glandular. Calyculi: bractlets 5–8+. Involucres hemispheric to campanulate, 8–10 (× 6–9) mm. Phyllaries 13–21+, apices acuminate, abaxial faces stellate-pubescent and stipitate-glandular, sometimes piloso-hirsute as well. Florets 30–60+; corollas yellow, ca. 12 mm. Cypselae (black or red-brown) columnar, 3–4 mm; pappi of ca. 40+, stramineous bristles in ± 2 series, 6–7 mm.
"Similar to no. 14 [Hieracium venosum L.], but more hairy; lvs long-setose over the surface beneath and often sparsely so above, not purple-veined; peduncles avg stouter, densely stellate-tomentose as well as copiously provided with spreading, blackish, gland-tipped hairs; heads avg larger, the invol to 12 mm, conspicuously hairy, with long, eglandular setae, shorter, blackish, gland- tipped hairs, and also some small, stellate hairs. Dry, open woods, often on shale-barrens; mts. of s. Pa. to Va. and W.Va. May–Aug. (H. greenii Porter & Britton, a preoccupied name)"