Color of both rays and disk, yellow. Disk strongly columnar. Leaves, alternate, the lowest pinnate, the leaflets cut into 3 to 7 divisions; the upper irregularly 3 to 5-parted. This cone-flower of the woods and thickets may be known from the commoner weed by its yellow disk, the other having a brown disk. Stem, smooth and tall, 2 to 7 feet. The flowers are on long peduncles, and their long, deep-yellow rays are drooping. Low, damp thickets and open woods. July to September.
From Quebec to Florida and west to New Mexico.