crenate, dentate, serrate
oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, ovate
May - October
0.5 - 2.5
Forms a basal rosette with elliptical leaves, either entire or serrated, that contain milky sap. When serrated, small and large teeth alternate along the edges. Red flowers appear in mid-late summer on 2 m tall stalks.
Ditches, ravines, depressions, woodlands edge, openings, stream banks, roadsides, prairie, plains, meadows, pastures, savannahs, near lakes or ponds, swamps, wet or moist soils.