Family, Composite. Color, pale yellow. heaves, large, thin, the uppermost 3 to 5-lobed, petioled; lower more deeply cut, pinnatifid. Heads small, in panicled, flat clusters. Generally both ray and disk flowers present, but rays small and occasionally wanting. Around the flowers are about 5 large involucral scales, leaf-like in character, making a sort of cup in which the flower sits. Smaller scales in an inner row partly fold over the achenes in fruit. Flowers in panicled, flat clusters. A tall plant, 2 to 5 feet high, with hairy stems. June to September.
Western Vermont to Connecticut and westward, in shaded, cool woods and ravines.