Added: 27th November 2013
So very similar to Vernonia hirsuta var. obtusifolia, now classified as Hilliardiella hirsuta, that it is hard for me to understand why this species is now in a different genus. Distinguished because V. flanaganii has short stalks on leaves and not clasping, while the bracts narrow gently to a tip. Both species seen at Cavern but no detail of the dampness of the sites was recorded or prominent.