Hieracium lachenalii: Hawkweed

Hieracium lachenalii also known as common hawkweed or yellow hawkweed is a woodland perennial that makes its home in fields and on roadsides. It belongs in the genus Hieracium of the family Asteraceae.

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This common weed can grow and produce flowers on plants that range from 4 inches [10 centimeters] to 36 inches [1 meter] tall. The rhizome is short and stout. The flower heads have only petal-bearing ligulate [ray] florets and lack non-petal bearing tubular or disc florets [such as seen in the center of the sunflower head], each petal is a complete flower in itself, not lacking stamens. The pale yellow flowers are produced during all of the summer months.

Photo: Candler ParkAtlantaGeorgiaUSA [20130812]

Source: Wikipedia

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