Family, Composite. Color, pale yellow. Leaves long, deeply cut, wavy, some of them pinnatifid, those above clasping the stem, lance-shaped, entire, those below quite long, 6 or 8 inches.

A tall plant, reaching the height of 8 or 9 feet. The cream-colored flowers grow in a long, loose, leafy panicle. Common along roadsides, borders of damp thickets, New England to Georgia westward to Arkansas. Not ungraceful. The stem contains milky juice.