Tufted perennial shrub to 2 m tall, hairy. Stems red or purple, little-branched. Leaves basal and along stems, to 10 cm long, once or twice divided, with broad lobes, more or less glabrous above, white-hairy below. Capitula about 5 mm across, in broad panicles; autumn. Receptacle glabrous. Involucral bracts with membranous margins. Florets usually reddish brown.
Europe, Middle East, Asia
Source: (2002). Asteraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.