||Sticky, hairy plant, 2 to 5 feet talll. Leaves large, irregularly and deeply lobed, on long stalks. Flowerheads small, a few in a cluster on top of the plant. Flowerheads contain a central cluster of yelllowish disc flowers surrounded by usually 5 minute yellow or white ray flowers.
Blooms in summer.
An odd-looking native. Occasional to common on the eastern slope near the top, but often munched, presumably by deer.
The large peculiar leaves, sticky hairy stems and relatively uninteresting flowerheads make this plant easy to identify. Large-flowered leafcup (P. uvedalia), with similar leaves, but attractive sunflower-like flowerheads, does not occur in Virginia.