Stem. - Silky, with long weak hairs when young. Leaves. - Alternate, oblong. Flower-heads. - Golden-yellow, rather large, composed of both ray and disk-flowers.
In dry places along the roadsides of Southern New York and farther south, one can hardly fail to notice in late summer and autumn the bright clusters of the golden aster.
C. falcata is a species which may be found in dry sandy soil as far north as Massachusetts, with very woolly stems, crowded linear leaves, and small, clustered flower-heads.