Growth Habitat: Perennial, grows up to 3 feet tall.
Leaves: Smooth, almost waxy, clasping, simple, alternate
Stems: Erect, smooth, almost waxy, purplish.
Flowers: Purple ray flowers around a yellow disk, flower heads about 1 inch across.
Roots: Rhizomatous, fibrous.
Reproduces: By seed and by rhizomes.
Habitat: Drought-tolerant, meadows, grasslands, and open woods.