False Dandelions

False dandelion is a common name for a number of plants similar to dandelions.

 Hieracium

false dandelion plant Hieracium caespitosum

Hieracium caespitosum

Hieracium, known by the common name hawkweed and classically as hierakion, is a genus of the sunflower (Helianthus) family Asteraceae (or Compositae), and closely related to dandelion (Taraxacum), chicory (Cichorium), prickly lettuce (Lactuca) and sow thistle (Sonchus), which are part of the tribe Cichorieae. Hawkweeds, with their 10,000+ recorded species and subspecies, do their part to make Asteraceae the second largest family of flowers.

   

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