Mouse-Ear Hawkweed - Hieracium pilosella (Composite or Daisy family - Compositae)

 

Mouse-Ear Hawkweed - Hieracium pilosella (Composite or Daisy family - Compositae) The flowers are like dandelions but the leaves are not. A highly variable group. This species has a solitary blossom (rarely 2 or 3). Basal leaves, white-woolly below. The plant spreads rapidly by leafy runners as well as by its numerous dandelion-like seeds.

 

 

The common name and the species name relate to the hairy nature of the leaves. Large Mouse-Ear (H. flagellare), has 2 - 5 flower heads and leaves with green undersides. 4 in - 1 ft. Pastures, fields, lawns.

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