Leontodon(redirected from hawkbit)
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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.