Family, Composite. Color, white. Stamens and pistils in different flowers. Flowers, all tubular in clusters at the summit of cottony stems, mixed with many leaves. The scales which surround the flowers are obtuse, very white, standing out straight and stiff. Leaves, long, narrow, without petioles, sharp-pointed, covered with a soft, silky down, green above. July and August.
On hills and in dry woods. Common in the more Northern States. These flowers retain their shape and color when dried.