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Hawkweed (Common)

Hieracium vulgatum
Hawkweed (Common)

Habitat

They bloom in summer to fall in fields and disturbed areas (like old parking lots).

Description

They can reach 3' tall with a hairy stem and flower base. The 1” wide flowers are yellow to orange composites (like a dandelion). Leaves rosette around the bottom of the plant, have some teeth and are pointed ovals.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers have many tiny overlapping petals (rays) coming from the center and are arranged in branching clusters - Composite
Flower Color: Orange
Leaf Arrangement: Around the base
Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium - 4-24 inches)
Leaf Type: Elliptical and very hairy
Stem: Hairy

Hawkweed (Common) Photo

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