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Leontodon

 

a genus of perennial and annual herbaceous plants of the family Compositae. The leaves form a rosette and may be entire or pinnatifid. The heads have yellow or orange ligulate flowers. The involucres of the heads are imbricate, with one to three series of bracts. The achenes have pappas of plumose bristles. There are more than 50 species in the northern hemisphere, primarily in temperate regions. Fourteen species are found in the USSR. Rough hawkbit (Leontodon hispidus ) grows on slopes, in thickets; and in meadows. Fall dandelion, or autumnal hawkbit (L. autumnalis), is found in meadows and fields and on fallow land. Plants of this genus are nectar-bearing.

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Seeing the deep pink of a male is always a treat, but this morning I saw something I'd never seen before: one skilfully hovering at the top of a hawkbit plant, carefully plucking seeds from the flowerhead.
Living Clock": In his horologium florae/Linnaeus lunched by goatsbeard, as scarlet pimpernel closed//and hawkbit yellowed the hour with forked bristle/while weeds and vulneraries worked a prediction/with time's vertebrae;/Linnaeu's star of Bethlehem motioned/from a pre-determined tilt,/his flowering tobacco furled//voluted leaves/for dark, admitting the evening/into ground slump.
Just to give you an idea I have found two chamomile patches, two species of buttercup, dandelions, daisies, three species of plantain, field wood rush, self heal, an unidentified tiny wild cranesbill, ragwort, two species of clover, speedwell, hawkbit and hawkweed.