Perennial herb 10-50 cm tall, glabrous or with a few simple hairs, with short rhizome. The stem ascending, dichotomously branched, with few small leaves and a few baskets. The bulk of the leaves collected in the rosette, they are generally lanceolate, deeply pinnately. Flowered baskets are arranged singly on the tips of stems and branches. Wraps bell. All the flowers in the basket of reeds, bisexual, yellow in color, with black pistil stigma. Fruits — cylindrical achenes, mature — distinctly transversely wrinkled, SIL crest. It flowers from June to October, the peak bloom is in the fall, which is reflected in the species name, achenes ripen from July to late autumn.
Europe-Caucasus-West Siberian species is listed in the North America. In Russia in the European part, the Caucasus and western Siberia, is listed in Eastern Siberia and the Far East. In Central Russia met in all areas. Everywhere it is the most common in our plant.
It grows in meadows, clearings, waste, waste lands, along roads, in villages, in a variety of wastes.
Used in folk medicine: a decoction of the aerial parts are used for respiratory infections. Fodder plant. Honey plant.