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any species of the genus Hieracium of the family Asteraceae (aster 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.
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THE DEVIL'S PAINTBRUSH by Jake Arnott (Sceptre, pounds 15) ***
It's called The Devil's Paintbrush and is based on the life of Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, a hero of the British Empire who committed suicide when accused of sodomy with Sri Lankan boys.
Things get to a rollicking start with "The Devil's Paintbrush Road," a true twanger by newcomer Annabelle Chvostek (who replaced Cara Luft), enhanced by Ruth Moody's terrific banjo playing.
lamb's quarters; until the devil's paintbrush leaves