A tufted herb reminiscent of a dandelion. Leaves are arranged in a basal rosette and may reach 30 centimetres in length. They frequently have prominent ëteethí on the margins. A single bright yellow flower head is produced, reaching 40 cm in height. As with the dandelion, this is followed by a fluffy crown of wind-dispersed seeds. An unusual feature of this species is the tendency of the flower head to droop when in bud and after pollination (but before seeds are ready). Dies back to a fleshy tuber after seed production.