"Plants 1–4 dm, stoloniferous, the stolons sparsely leafy or merely bracteate; basal lvs and those at the ends of the stolons densely and persistently tomentose beneath, only sparsely so (and eventually glabrate) above, or the upper side glabrous (or somewhat glandular) from the first, tending to persist throughout the winter, large, 3- or 5-nerved, evidently petiolate, the blade ovate to elliptic or obovate, mucronate, the larger ones 2–6 × 1.5–5 cm; cauline lvs reduced, mostly linear or oblanceolate; heads several in a generally subcapitate cyme; pistillate invols 5–10 mm, the bracts white-tipped (often pinkish toward the base), striate; staminate invols avg smaller, with broader and more conspicuous white tips to the bracts; styles often crimson; variously sexual or apomictic, diploid or polyploid. Open woods and dry ground; N.S. and N.B. to N.D. and e. Mont., s. to Ga., La., and Tex. Apr.–June. Three vars. all widespread."