Hawkweed - Hairy Hawkweed - Beaked Hawkweed - Queen Devil
Hieracium gronovii Linnaeus
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial with a rhizome from which new growth emerges. Preferred habitat is woods, roadsides, fields and woodland edges. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are at the base of the plant or on the lower part of the stem; larger leaves below and reduced upward; widest at the middle to oblong. Leaf is downy, no teeth and no lobes. Base is wedge-shaped or may graduate to a narrow point.

Flowers are in a compact panicle of heads; bisexual; symmetrical in shape. Disc flowers are absent; ray flowers are numerous and yellow. Flowers occur in the summer and early autumn.

Fruit is achene (a seed which outer layer is fused to it).

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