Color, yellow. Leaves, deep green above, paler below, rough-hairy on both sides, elliptical, obtuse. Plant stiff, 1 to 3 feet high. Covered with a whitish wool, and with dark glands on stem and branches. If broken the rough stem will be found very brittle. Flowers in corymbose panicles, on thick pedicels, the heads large. July to September.

Common in pastures and dry fields.