Annual fragrant plant height of 25-100 cm, densely leafy. Stem erect, ribbed, brownish or purplish-brown, naked. The leaves are alternate, in general outline broadly ovate, 2.5-10 cm long and 2.5-4 cm broad, three times pinnate, lateral segments 2-3 (5) on each side, their petioles broadly edged, pointed end slices quickly. Baskets are spherical, on drooping stalks 1-3 mm long, form a common loose, broad, densely leafy paniculate inflorescence. Marginal flowers in a basket for women, with filiform tongue, median — bisexual, bokalchato-tubular. Fruits — flat achene. Flowers in July and August, achenes ripen in August and September. European-Asian species, is listed in North America. Widely distributed in Russia, mostly in the southern regions. In Central Russia is rare, reliably recorded in Bryansk, Voronezh, Kursk, Moscow, Tver and Mordovia. It grows in gardens, on the embankments of railways, in the settlements.
Used in folk medicine. Earlier broth plants stained wool in lemon yellow. Ornamental plants. Produces compounds that have insecticidal properties.