Annual to 1 m, usually much branched, ±hairy, and often glandular above; lvs pinnatifid or usually bipinnatifid, to 2 נ1 dm; heads small, numerous in an often leafy infl, the disk 3-5 mm wide; achenes obovate, black, 2-2.5 mm; 2n=34. A weed of waste places; trop. Amer., n. to se. U.S. and occasionally to Mass., Mich., and Kans. July-Oct.
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