Distribution: Introduced from the Mediterranean region to southwest United States, spreading north to eastern Oregon.
Habitat: A weed of dry waste places and roadsides.
Flowers: June - July
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Growth Duration: Biennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
: Coarse biennial from a stout taproot, the stem 2-7 dm. tall, freely branched, woolly throughout when young, becoming partly glabrate.
Basal and lowermost cauline leaves petiolate, with large, ovate-oblong blades 6-25 cm. long, pinnately shallowly lobed, the lobes finely dentate; cauline leaves abruptly reduced to sessile, foliaceous bracts.
Inflorescence an open panicle, with verticles of flowers scattered along the branches, subtended by bracts 1-2 cm. long; calyx 1 cm. long, woolly; corolla pale yellow, 1.5-2.5 cm. long, the upper lip arched and hooded; stamens 2, shortly exerted.