Sturdy flowering spikes can produce as many as 30 very large (3-4 inch wide) yellow daisy-like flowers from July to September, huge basal leaves (up to 2 foot long) are deeply divided and give way to progressively smaller leaves up the flowering stem, clay tolerant, attracts butterflies and native bees, birds eat the seeds. Common name come from basal leaves which often orient along a north-south axis (presumably to best manage sun exposure).
6-12 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 3b-8b
Native Range: s ON, OH, & MI, west to SD, south to AL & c TX
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