Family, Composite. Color, yellow in both rays and disk. Number of rays about 10. Flower, not large, but possessing attractiveness. The rays are deeply 3 to 5-notched, and droop downward. Leaves, toothed, oblong to lance - shaped, alternate, sessile, running down on the stem, feather-veined, 2 to 5 inches long. August and September.

Plant erect, 1 to 6 feet high, and in general appearance like a sunflower, but the blossom is smaller, being about 1/2 inch across. Branches and broad stem angled and smooth. Heads single or in small clusters. Swamps, river-banks, and wet meadows. Quebec to Florida and westward.