“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Basal leaves densely hairy, up to 5-inches long and 1-inch wide, with leaf base narrowly tapering along the leaf stalk
1 to 3 feet
June to October
This short-lived perennial has a single flower head at the top of each stem branch. Flower heads are 2 to 3 inches across with 10 to 20 ray flowers around a dome-shaped disk.
Grows on prairies, savannas, glades and disturbed sites. A mainstay in most wildflower seeding mixes,it does best in dry to average soils and will bloom the first year from seed. While seeds are typically too small to be of food value for wildlife, it attracts a variety of insects that are a critical food source for grassland wildlife.