An annual herbaceous plant with an upright stem up to 1 m high, strongly branched and pubescent. Leaves linear-lanceolate, also pubescent, lower – with sparse teeth along the edges. Colored baskets are small, 3-5 mm wide, yellowish-white, arranged in many (100 or more) panicles. The peripheral reed flowers are pistillate, arranged in several rows, and the tubular flowers are yellowish-white. Fruits have a white tuft. Blooms in summer.
A North American plant that has long been transferred to Europe, it is found as a weed and weeds.
A flowering plant is used for medicinal purposes.
It is recommended for uterine hemorrhage, heavy menstruation, especially in menopause, inflammation of the bladder and prostate gland, pulmonary and gastrointestinal hemorrhages, nasal hemorrhages and bleeding hemorrhoids.
It is used as an infusion: 2 g of raw materials per glass of boiling water (daily dose).