Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Hieracium longipilum Torr. ex Hook. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Asteraceae
Hieracium longipilum Torr. ex Hook.
hairy hawkweed, long-beard hawkweed, long-haired hawkweed, prairie hawkweed
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.
longipilum: longus for "long, extended;" pilus for "hair"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb with milky juice, lower part with dense, long hairs; stems leafless above the middle; roots not forming mat
Flower: head 1/2" wide with yellow rays; inflorescence of several heads in long, cylindrical clusters; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:very long-haired, many, narrowly elliptical, mostly basal with a few smaller stem leaves
Habitat: dry; prairies, fields; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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