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Rough Hawkbit

Leontodon hispidus

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Golden yellow, dandelion-like flowers, up to 4cm across. Each long, erect flower stalk bears a single flower. The outer florets are often tinged red on their undersides, especially near to their tips.
Fruit:
A dandelion-like clock called a pappus.
Leaves:
The long leaves form a basal rosette and are lobed and very hairy. The lobes are blunt and large. The stems are also very hairy.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves are edible, raw and cooked, however they are not pleasant to eat.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bristly Hawkbit.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, meadows, roadsides.