Herbaceous perennial plant up sterzhnekornevoe 30-120 cm, pubescent with long hairs. Stems are erect, grooved, slightly branched at the top. Most of the leaves collected in the rosette, they are large, obovate or elliptic, stem leaves few (1-3), they are smaller, lanceolate, sessile. Flowered baskets, large, located singly on the tops of stems and branches. Wrap broadly, three-row, its outer leaves pointed at tip, on the edge without hulled hairs. All the flowers in the basket of reeds, bisexual, yellow. Fruits — fusiform ribbed achenes wrinkled, with a spout and a tuft of feathery hairs. It flowers in May and August, achenes ripen in June and September.
European-West Asian species, distributed in the European part of Russia, the Caucasus, Western Siberia and in the south of Eastern Siberia. In Central Russia met in all areas.
Grows in pine forests, the meadows, thickets, steppes, meadows.
The leaves are edible, in powdered form can be used as a wound-healing agent for skin diseases.