Distribution: Introduced in much of the United States; more common west of the Cascades in Washington
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Ill-smelling, glabrous, branched annual, 1-6 dm. tall.
Leaves 2-6 cm. long, 2 or 3 times pinnatifid, with narrow segments.
Heads fairly numerous, short-pedunculate at the ends of the branches, the disk 6-11 mm. wide, becoming ovoid at maturity; involucre with a few soft hairs, the bracts imbricate, soft and thin, with a hard, sharp awn tip; rays 10-20, white, pistillate and fertile; disk flowers perfect and yellow; receptacle chaffy throughout; pappus none.
Achenes sub-terete, 10-ribbed, without glandular bumps.