Etymology: Hasteola: spear-shaped
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb unbranched to the inflorescence; stems mostly lined or grooved
Leaves: larger leaves arrow-shaped with wide lower lobes, sharply toothed, long-stalked; upper leaves becoming shorter, with winged stalks
Flowers: head white to cream, cylindrical; inflorescence a 6" flat-topped umbel with 20-40 heads; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: wet; meadows, streambanks
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = OBL Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos