Sub-category: Aster family
The flowers, which superficially resemble dandelions, open on leafless stems in early spring before the leaves appear. The leaves, which resemble a colt's foot in outline appear after the flowers have set seed and wither and die in the early summer. The plant is typically 10 to 30 cm in height. The leaves have angular teeth on their margins.
The plant is often found in waste and disturbed places and along roadsides and paths. In some areas it is considered an invasive species.