Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Great Plains of the U.S.; New York south to South Carolina.
Habitat: Open, usually moist places, often on disturbed soil.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Woolly annual or biennial, the several stems 2-7 dm. tall.
Leaves alternate, numerous, broadly oblanceolate or occasionally oblong or lanceolate, up to 10 cm. long, auriculate at the base.
Heads numerous, grouped in one or a few dense glomerules, the involucres with a yellowish cast, 4-7 mm. high, woolly at the base; corollas all tubular, whitish, the outer slender and pistillate, the few inner ones coarser and perfect; pappus of capillary bristles, distinct, falling separately.