Color of disk, orange yellow. No rays or but few, small. Leaves, with margined petioles, lance-shaped, sharply, coarsely, and distantly serrate. Involucre, the outer bracts narrow, long, hairy; the inner, oblong or ovate, short. Stem, 8 feet high or less, purple in color. Achenes, barbed like those of the preceding species.
A coarse plant, absolutely without beauty. In swamps from Nova Scotia south to Georgia, west to Kentucky and Missouri.