the entire plant showing leaves

stem and basal leaves


Leaves: basal leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, mostly serrate, to 12 in. long, blunt tip, base tapers to a petiole; stem leaves alternate, deeply pinnately incised, reduced upward.

Flowers: ray flowers yellow, 8-15, 0.2-0.3 in. long; disk yellow, 0.2-0.3 in. wide; involucral brackts linear, smooth; heads radiate. May-June.

Where found: uplands, meadows, pastures, roadsides and dry open woods.

Notes:  used by Native Americans to treat heart trouble and prevent pregnancy.

description from "Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians" by Horn and Cathcart; p.373.