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hawkweed,

any species of the genus Hieracium of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), widely distributed perennials, chiefly of open fields. The small, dandelionlike flower heads are borne in clusters at the top of a long, hairy stem; the basal leaves are also hairy. Some species of the W United States are used for forage; in the East, hawkweeds are generally considered pests. In the fall the orange hawkweed, or devil's-paintbrush, the rattlesnake weed, and the king devil often turn whole fields a ruddy orange or yellow. Other species are red or white; a few are cultivated in rocky soil where other plants cannot grow. In folklore, hawks sharpened their eyesight by eating hawkweed sap. Hawkweed is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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HAUNTED: Hawkweed and pine; RIOTOUS: Poppy and corncockle; H=-ITCH: Sneezing
McIntosh PD, Allen BE (1993) Soil pH declines and organic carbon increases under hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella).
Attenborough's hawkweed brings the number of plants and animals bearing the name of the world-famous broadcaster to 11, although the little plant is the first living species in the UK to be named after him.
Birdsfoot trefoil, Queen Anne's lace, hawkweed, fleabane, black-eyed Susan, yellow loosestrife, ragwort, heal-all, meadowsweet and yarrow are putting on a dazzling show there to the delight of native bumblebees.
It is the only known Snowdonia Hawkweed - thought to have become extinct nearly 50 years ago.
McIntosh PD, Allen RB (1993) Soil pH declines and organic carbon increases under hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella).
To confirm its general applicability, von Nageli argues, Mendel should conduct similar hybridization experiments with other plants, such as hawkweed.
Mouseear hawkweed would be moved from the Class A list to the Class B list, and four Class C species (wild chervil, wild carrot, garden rocket, and dwarf snapdragon) would be moved to the Class B list.
Dylwn i fod wedi sylweddoli mai hawkweed ydy heboglys
I often focus on the insignificant plants like grasses, reeds, plantain and hawkweed, with the occasional garden plant creeping in.
Chickweeds, orache, spurge, cress, dead-nettle, pineapple weed, mayweed, ragweed, Shepherd's purse, hawkweed, chamomile, and speedwell are just a few of the annual weeds prepared to add massive amounts of seed to those already in the soil seed bank.
Hawkweed ydi'r enw Saesneg arnyn nhw a Hieracium ydi'r enw gwyddonol.