Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, divided or compound, namely 2-3-pinnatisect, 3-foliolate or pinnate. Leaflets or lobes varying from linear to broadly ovate. Capitula usually radiate. Phyllaries in 2 series; outer herbaceous, inner usually scarious. Receptacular scales present. Ray florets neuter, sometimes 0; disk florets bisexual. Rays yellow, orange, golden, white or 0. Achenes bilaterally flattened or 3-4(-5)-angled, linear to broadly obovate; margin often thickened or winged. Pappus of 0-5 barbed (forwardly or backwardly) bristles.