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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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Ideally The Hawkweed Prophecy should be read to fully appreciate all the character development, intricacies and sub plots of The Hawkweed Legacy.
Carruth sees the hawkweed, the mink, the snake, the dead young woodcock evenly, holding the subject through its physical mutations: the barely and fully sentient, the harsh and the gentle, the quick and the dead, the hardy and the futile.
Mouse-ear hawkweed has been widely used since the Middle Ages (Chevallier, 2000).
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In the book's final poem, "The Names of things," the speaker takes pleasure, during a morning walk, in identifying lupines and daisies, hawkweed and columbines, feldspar and vetch, but then begins to remember (as he walks home) the associations these names carry.
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Artist Rob Kesseler used an electron microscope which can magnify up to 50,000 times to picture the pine, corncockle, hawkweed and poppy - all on display at Kew Gardens, West London.
Makepeace W (1985) Growth, reproduction and production biology of mouse-ear and king devil hawkweed in eastern South Island, New Zealand.
Naegeli steered Mendel in the direction of the hawkweed, which proved to be a complicated and unfortunate experimental model.
It has often been reported that insects swarm near the ground before bad weather, mice and squirrels are restless and noisy, and chickweed, clover, dandelions, hawkweed, indigo, marigolds and tulips close up while the pitcher plant opens.