Family, Composite. Color, deep crimson or purplish. Heads without rays, small, in flattish panicles. Leaves, large, entire, light green, those below oblong or spatulate, 4 to 10 inches long; the upper smaller, bract-like. Smooth stem. Autumn.

Pine barrens of New Jersey and southward. The odor of vanilla is given out by the crushed leaves.