Plant is an upright, smooth biennial. Preferred habitat
is prairies, roadsides and edge of woods. Distribution is throughout
the Escambia region.
Basal leaves are extremely large and alternate on the stem;
consisting of one whole part; clasping the stem; lance-like to
triangular; some leaves deeply divided into segments to nearly
no teeth or lobes; base graduates to a narrow point.
Flowers are a panicle of heads; bisexual; symmetrical.
Disc flowers are absent; ray flowers numerous; yellow. Flowers
occur in late spring and throughout the summer.
Fruit is achene.