Distribution: Introduced in the Pacific Northwest and northeastern United States
Habitat: Uncommon weed in disturbed soil
Flowers: July - October
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial 1-12 dm. high, covered throughout with fine, short hairs.
Leaves toothed to shallowly lobed to entire, the basal petiolate, lance-ovate to elliptic, the cauline reduced upwards and becoming sessile.
Heads terminating the rather numerous branches; involucre 12-18 mm. high, and a little broader than high; the middle and outer involucral bracts tipped with comb-like teeth that are black, and 2-3 times as long as they are wide; pappus 1 mm. long; receptacle densely bristly.