Carolinas and Georgia

1948

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pilosella officinarum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hieracium pilosella var. pilosella   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH New treatment of Pilosella for EuroMediterranean flora (Brautigam & Greuter, 2007)
Pilosella officinarum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-10-001:
Hieracium pilosella   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Mouse-ear Hawkweed


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Look for it in pastures, along roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA)


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & leafy stolons

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Light yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Pilosella officinarum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Mouse-ear Hawkweed