Stems stout and leafy up to the inflorescence, without a basal tuft of leaves at flowering time, 1 to 4 feet high, very hairy with rather reddish hairs and glandular-hairy above. Leaves hairy, oblong or broadly spatulate, 2 to 4 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide, blunt at the apex, the lower leaves narrowed into margined petioles, the upper narrowed to a sessile base, their margins sparingly denticulate. Inflorescence of numerous yellow heads, one-half to three-fourths of an inch broad, on reddish colored, stout, densely glandular-hairy peduncles. Involucres one-third to one-half of an inch high, glandular-hairy, the principal bracts linear and pointed, in one scries with a few very small outer ones.
In dry woods and clearings, Nova Scotia to Minnesota, Georgia and Iowa. Flowering from July to September.
Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum
Rough Hawkweed - Hieracium scabrum