Distribution: Widely established throughout Washington; occurring throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Fields, roadasides, and waste areas.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tap-rooted, branched biennial, 3-15 dm. tall.
Leaves simple, pinnatifid, with narrow lobes, or the reduced ones of the inflorescence entire, often with glands in small pits.
Heads terminating the numerous branches; involucre 10-13 mm high, the middle and outer bracts with short, dark, comb-like tips; flowers usually pink-purple; pappus bristles up to 2 m. long; receptacle densely bristly.