A coarse, hairy, sometimes weedy short-lived perennial. Daisy-like flowers with golden-yellow rays and contrasting dark purplish/brown central cones make this a somewhat showy plant.
1,575,760 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container; does not transplant well.
Open woods, prairies, roadsides, and waste areas.
Provides cover and food for field birds.
An infusion of the roots has been used in the treatment of colds and as a wash on sores.