Green perennial herb 30-160 cm tall with one or more simple erect stems. Leaves lanceolate, entire, toothed on the edges, pubescent (especially their lower side), with dark punctate glands on both sides of the leaf blade. Baskets are usually numerous, poluyaytsevidnye, 4-5.5 mm long and 3.5-5 mm wide, gathered at the tops of the stems in corymbose inflorescence. Wrap imbricate, three-row, wrap the leaves are 2-3 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, broadly, yellowish-green, with prominent midrib, margin membranous, yellow or yellow with a brown border. All the flowers in a basket white, edge — lozhnoyazychkovye, including 6-10, with tongues 3-4.5 mm long, median — tubular. Fruits — flattened winged achene. Blooms in June-September, achenes ripen in July and October.
Euro-Siberian species, distributed in the European part of Russia, Siberia and the Far East (where listed). In Central Russia is known in all the areas in floodplains is very common.
It grows in damp meadows and wetlands, on the banks of reservoirs, in bushes, on edges.