False Dandelions

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

 Leontodon

leontodon hispidus hawkbits fake dandelion flower

Leontodon hispidus

Leontodon is a genus of dandelion-like plants in the family Asteraceae (Compositae), commonly known as hawkbits. Their English name derives from the mediaeval belief that hawks ate the plant to improve their eyesight. Seeds of Leontodon species are an important food source for certain bird species.

   

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