Solitary golden-yellow flowers. Florets without scales, much longer than hairy bracts. Outer rays reddish below. Seeds with feathered and simple hairs.
Flower-stems unbranched, leafless. Basal rosette of wavy-toothed leaves.
Leaves and stems very hairy, forked hairs. Very variable. Height: To 60 cm.
Well-drained neutral or calcareous grassland, roadsides, quarries.
Most frequent central Ireland. Virtually absent in N.