Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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  Hieracium pilosella L. var. pilosella image
Photographer: Kurt Stüber           

Botanical Illustration

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Asteraceae
Hieracium pilosella L. var. pilosella
mouse-ear 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.
pilosella: pilosus for "hairy;" ella for "diminutive;" hence "a little hairy"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: perennial forb
Flower: head with yellow rays; inflorescence of usually one head (sometimes 2-3)
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
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