Sub-category: Aster family
Syn. Senecio aureus. A weedy perennial. Features flat-topped clusters (corymbs) of yellow, daisy-like flowers (to 1 inch diameter) atop sparsely-leaved stems. Oblong stem leaves are finely cut (pinnately lobed). Flowering stems typically rise 1 to 2 feet tall from basal clumps of long-stemmed, heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves that often have a purplish tinge beneath.
Occurs most often in moist soils in low woods, ravines, swamps, along streams and springs, and at the base of cliffs. Blooms in spring.