A biennial that produces very large leaves in its first year, with branched stems with burs during the second. It can be found across the united states, usually found in pastures, hay fields, and along fences. Leaves are rosette and almost heart shaped, 6-18″ long, 4-14″ wide with wavy and serrated margins. Underneath the leaves are slightly hairy and green. The flowers are formed in small groups at the end of the branches or form in between the stems and leaves of the plant. Flowers are purple to lavender and sometimes white. The flowers dry out and form a bur. Then the bracts are sometimes confused with a thistle. This weed can be controlled by using Fertilome Weed Out