Family, Composite. Color, light purple. Heads of flowers, with 1 or 2 rows of long narrow rays, all of which are pistillate, on slender peduncles. Leaves, those on stem sessile, scattered, pointed, rough on margins, entire, partly clasping, oblong to lance-shape; those at the root, tufted, rough, obtuse at apex, on short, margined petioles, 1 to 3 inches long. Perennials by means of offshoots or runners sent up from the root. Stem, slender, simple, 1 to 2 feet high. April to June.
On hills, in orchards, pastures, dry fields; rather local, but found from Maine to Minnesota and southward. A pretty name for this daisy-like composite is blue spring daisy, only it is not blue, but distinctly violet in color.