GROWTH HABIT: Perennial, erect, up to 3' tall, spreading by seed or creeping roots.
LEAVES: Alternate, long, narrow, 1/4" wide and 2" long, usually drooping.
STEMS: Branched near top, hairless, entire plant contains milky sap.
FLOWERS: Inconspicuous, surrounded by large heart shaped floral leaves which turn yellow- green near maturity.
ROOTS: Brown, numerous pink buds, deep, spreading, very persistent.
OTHER: Grows in nearly all soil types and habitats. Seed is thrown to 20' by exploding seed capsule.