As evidenced by its name, the flowers of the two-flowered Cynthia are positioned singularly atop the terminal shoot of a forked stem in bunches of two to six. These radially symmetrical, bright yellow blooms are dandelion-like having multiple, broad, densely-packed petal-like rays that radiate outward from the center.
The leaves of this wildflower come in two different types. Small, bright green, ovate leaves, are sparsely positioned along the length of the stem. They have no petiole but have a clasping base that is wrapped around the circumference of the stem. Large, elliptical, basal leaves measure approximately 5-17.5 cm. in length. These leaves have stems and radiate from the base of the stem.
Two-flowered Cynthia grows best in open woods and meadows.
The two-flowered Cynthia, like all members of the Aster family, is a composite flower. The flower head is actually made up of multiple modified flowers whose petals have fused to produce the broad rays of the apparent bloom.