Stems. - Several, becoming branched, leafy. Leaves. - Earlier ones roundish; the latter narrower and often cleft. Flower-heads. - Yellow, composed entirely of strap-shaped flowers.
In some parts of the country these flowers are among the earliest to appear. They are found in New England, as well as south and westward.
The flowers of K. amplexicaulis appear later, and their range is a little farther south. Near Philadelphia great masses of the orange-colored blossoms and pale green stems and foliage line the railway embankments in June.