Native. Annual or winter annual. Propagates by seeds.

Time of bloom: May to November.

Seed-time: June to December.

Range: Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territory, southward to Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. Habitat: Fields, meadows, roadsides, and waste places.

Similar to the preceding species and often growing in its company, but smaller, the slender stem one to three feet tall, the clothing hairs appressed instead of spreading. Basal leaves oblong to spatulate, toothed, and narrowed to petioles, the stem leaves lance-shaped to linear, mostly entire, and sessile. Heads smaller, with even thinner and more thread-like white rays; bracts of the involucre nearly linear, scarious-margined, acute. Achenes resemble those of the preceding species.

Means of control the same as for Tall White-top.