Familiar ‘paper daisy’ of woodlands and roadsides. A large, many-stemmed forb reaching 80 centimetres in height, with narrow, sticky leaves to 8 cm in length. Flower heads are produced singly or in small groups at the ends of the flower stems. The individual flowers (‘florets’) make up the orange centre of the head; these are surrounded by bright yellow, papery bracts. The flowers give way to small, brown seeds, each with a plume of fine hairs. These enable the seed to be dispersed by wind. Bracts often persist long after the seeds have shed.