This is a smaller, less leafy, and usually hairy species, growing generally in dry soils from one to six feet high. The hollow stalk is usually stained with red. The rays of the flowers are reddish yellow, and the blossoms are borne in a loose, branching, terminal cluster. The leaves are more deeply and narrowly cut than those of the preceding. This plant is found from June to September, from Maine to Ontario, Minnesota, Alabama, and Texas.