Introduced annual forb to 40cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, mostly stem clasping, 2-6cm long, 3-18mm wide, flat, sticky hairy to almost rough, edges entire or toothed. Flower heads bell-shaped, with many orange-yellow 'petals' and yellow centres. Flowers single at the ends of the stems.
Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 681