Annual. Leaves 15-80 x 3-14 mm, patent, narrowly oblanceolate, obtuse to subacute, narrowed at base to a winged petiole, glabrous or with few hairs, often farinose; lobes ovate, obtuse or acute, more or less dentate. Scapes 0.5-7 cm, ascending or procumbent, often swollen at the middle or near the apex, glabrous or farinose. Involucre 7-10 x 3-5 mm; bracts usually pale, linear, oblong or lanceolate, more or less obtuse, glabrous or slightly farinose. Achenes 7-8 mm, brown, sometimes minutely puberulent, the outer compressed, the median compressed and winged, the inner terete; outer achenes with a pappus of short hairs, the median and inner achenes with a pappus of pale, narrowly linear-lanceolate scales.An annual plant that reaches a height of 6-12 centimeters. Leaves from 40 to 100 millimeters in length and from 3 to 14 millimeters in width. Stem erect or creeping, thickened under the heads. Achenes 6-8 mm. The flowering period lasts from February to April.Homeland: North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. West Asia: Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey. Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, France, Monaco, Greece, Spain, Gibraltar, Italy, Portugal, Malta.
Grows in uncultivated fields, at altitudes from 0 to 1300 meters.
This plant is useful.
How to get rid of:
Dig up the area thoroughly. This is not an easy job, because it is not enough just to dig up the ground - you also need to scrupulously select all the rhizomes from it. But on the other hand, this is a very effective way to control perennial weeds.