Sub-category: Aster family
Grows 2 to 3 feet tall and about 2 feet wide, although as it spreads laterally by rhizomes, this width can be exceeded. The stems are wiry. The flower heads are up to 2 inches across, and both the disc florets and ray florets are bright yellow. The flowers are produced abundantly in clusters from mid-summer to fall.
Grows naturally in the eastern United States and can commonly be found in dry, thin woods and open pinelands, preferring sites with full sun exposure. In Connecticut it is most commonly found in flower gardens.