The base of the foot-stalks was covered with silky hairs. Although it is odorless it has acrid taste if fresh but limited when the herbs are dried, the more it diminishes if stored for long time.
After the plant flowers, most of the leaves will develop slowly. The woody root-stocks were thick. It develops rosette of finely divided stalked leaves. Young leaves were covered by silky hairs.
The color of the foot stalks is purple. The flower has measurement of 1-1/2 inches across formed singly on stalks with the height of 8 inches or less. It has involucre of three sessile of bracts or leaflets deeply cut. The sepal of the flowers has dull purple violet color. It has silky appearance under surface of the leaves. The seed vessels are small. It has long feathery tails and brown hairy acheness.
It has benefit of one type of diseases of the eyes. It is nervine, diaphoretic, alterative and antispasmodic. Prepared tincture is good to apply in the disorder of mucous membrane.
It clears respiratory and digestive passages. It is good remedy for spasmodic cough due to asthma. It is best for whooping cough and treatment for bronchitis. Found to be valuable in the treatment of the affliction of the eyes. Has the ability for the treatment of diarrhea. It is good emenagogue.
It can give relief to headache. It has good effect for the nerve exhaustion in women. It serves as good alternative treatment for neuralgia. Extract of the plant is applied to cutaneous diseases. It can treat muscles of children. It can give relief to toothache, pain in the ear.
It was administered against indigestion and bilious attack. It was used commonly to relieve amenorrhea. It has soothing effect for the relief of rheumatism in the knees.