Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east across the southern U.S. to Florida, also in New York.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, wastelots, and other disturbed areas at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Woolly annual, simple or moderately branched, up to 4 dm. tall.
Lowermost leaves oblanceolate, up to 4.5 cm. long and 1 cm. wide, the others progressively reduced upward.
Heads in several tight clusters, in a close inflorescence; involucre 3.5-5 mm. high, woolly only at the base, its bracts translucent, light brown; corollas all tubular, whitish, the outer slender and pistillate, the few inner coarser and perfect; pappus of capillary bristles united at base.
Achenes small, nerveless.