Seedling. Key characteristics: cotyledons are smooth and spatula-shaped.
Rosette. Key characteristics: leaf margins are wavy and an ocrea is present. Leaves begin to show purple coloration.
Mature seedheads are rust-colored.
Seed. Seed are ovate triangular in shape with sharp ridges, approximately 2.0 mm in length and glossy reddish-brown.
Life cycle: perennial.