Appearance: Biennial herbaceous plant; first year rosette; second year single to multiple coarse erect stems 2- 5' high.
Leaves: First year rosette leaves spear-shaped and dark green, second year alternate along stem.
Flowers: Elongated flower cluster, conspicuous cream colored, tubular flowers, with purplish-brown veins, blooming in June.
Seeds: In pods with small hooks which attach easily to fur and clothes.
Caution: Wear long sleeves and gloves to avoid prolonged skin contact.