Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hieracium caespitosum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

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

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-10-003:
Hieracium pratense   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Hawkweed, Yellow King-devil, Meadow Hawkweed


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Look for it in pastures, fields, roadsides, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

full sun ...Variable

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Golden-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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



Pilosella caespitosa   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Field Hawkweed, Yellow King-devil, Meadow Hawkweed