• Growth 2-8 feet tall
• Flowers August to September
• Sometimes forms extensive colonies
• The leaves often fold lengthwise to form a down-curving trough.
• Desirable range plant that is palatable and nutritious for livestock during the early stages of growth.
• Also produces a heavy crop of seed that is excellent wildlife food.
• The tuberous root was eaten raw or cooked by Native Americans.
• Adapted to low, moist areas, waste areas, roadsides, and rocky prairies, often in sandy soils.