(name means "wool")

Family, Composite. Color, whitish. Staminate and pistillate flowers in the same heads all surrounded by dry, white scales, which are sometimes tinged with brown, the outer woolly. Flowers, in panicled corymbs. Leaves, oblong or linear, clustered at the base of the stem and numerous on the stem and branches, those on the flowering branches very small and narrow. July to September.

Open and dry fields and waste places. The rosettes of leaves at base of stem often remain through the winter.