Biennial (sometimes annual) plant height of 30-60 cm stems glandular-hairy, sticky, thick, hollow, densely leafy. The leaves are alternate, oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, sinuate-toothed, sessile, semiamplexicaul base. Baskets collected in total corymbose inflorescence. Wrap-row of adjacent leaves.
Ligulate flowers, light yellow. Fruits — tonkorebristye bare achenes with long, at several times the length of the achene, pappus. It flowers in May and August, achenes ripen in June and September.
Europe and North species spread in the European part of Russia, Siberia and the Far East. In Central Russia is rare, but in some areas of the Non-.
It grows in marshy banks of ponds, wet woods, swamps.
Used in folk medicine as a wound-healing. Honey plant. Stern (fattening) plant for the reindeer.