Scape. - Five to fifteen inches high, branching. Leaves. - From the root, toothed or deeply incised. Flower-heads. - Yellow, composed entirely of strap-shaped flowers; smaller than those of the common dandelion.

From June till November we find the fall dandelion along the New England roadsides, as well as farther south. While the yellow flower-heads somewhat suggest small dandelions the general habit of the plant recalls some of the hawkweeds.