Family, Composite. Color, yellow. Disk flowers, tubular, rays narrow, drooping. Leaves, of 2 sorts, the earlier, accompanying the flower, merely scales on the scapes. Later, these are followed by roundish, heart-shaped, lobed, toothed leaves, woolly underneath, smooth and green above. From a perennial rootstock. April to June.

A curious, "thoroughly wild" plant, with many ugly names, as horsehoof, colt-herb, and clay-weed. In wet places, as brooks and springs along roadsides. From Maine and Massachusetts west to Minnesota.