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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Dandelion-like Flowers )
Composite Family (Compositae)

Hawkweed
Hieracium spp.

Season: Summer
Habitat:
 Montane Dry Woods
Height:
 Up to 130 cm

Description: This is a widely varied group of composites. There are 7 species within Alberta, and all are similar. They can be distinguished by their many branched stem, terminating in a large cluster of 6-10 dandelion-like flowers. The leaves vary. The narrow-leaved hawkweed (H. umbellatum) has alternate leaves, shallowly incised at the base, but smoother towards the tip. The slender hawkweed (H. triste) has only a basal clump of smooth-margined lanceolate leaves.

The similar sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis) has incised lower leaves with distinct lobes. The margin of the leaves is prickly.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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