Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Hieracium caespitosum Dumort. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Family Asteraceae
Hieracium caespitosum Dumort.
field hawkweed, meadow hawkweed, yellow king-devil
Hieracium: classical name hierakion from ancient Greek hierax, "a hawk". The Roman naturalist Pliny believed that hawks fed on this plant to strengthen their eyesight and thus it became the Greek and Latin name for this and similar plants, called hawkweed.
caespitosum: caespes for "a turf, sod; field"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial forb with milky juice; stems very hairy; roots forming mats with long runners or stolons
Flower: head with yellow rays; inflorescence compact clusters with 5-50 short-stalked heads; blooms May-Sept.
Leaf:mostly basal, 1 or 2 smaller ones on the stem
Habitat: disturbed sites
Notes: very similar to H. aurantiacum except for flower color

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