Annual or biennial plant 20-70 cm tall with thin orange roots. Stem erect, single (rarely among 2-3), reddish, highly branched. The leaves are alternate, two or three times pinnate. Baskets are small (1-1.5 mm diameter), ovoid, in dense pyramidal panicles; bracts glabrous. Fruit — achene. Flowers in July-September, achenes ripen in August-October.
Widespread in Eurasia, including many parts of Russia. Found in all areas of the national average, but only in the northern part of the valleys of the major rivers and railways.
Grows in wastelands, roadsides and fields, vacant lots, downed dry meadows, forest edges and clearings in the pine forests, on overgrown sand, railway embankments.
From above-ground shoots knit brooms, as evidenced by the specific name of a plant. Forage plant for sheep and goats, camels, rabbits. Distinguishes insecticide sprays. Ornamental plant.