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Fox and Cubs

Pilosella aurantiaca

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
One of very few orange flowers in our countryside. Flowers are borne in clusters, paler in their centres. Attracts many insects, such as hoverflies.
Fruit:
An achene, 3mm long and 1mm wide.
Leaves:
Bluish-green lanceolate basal leaves. Just a few leaves exist along the stems. The leaves are covered in short, dark, bristly hairs. In fact the entire plant is covered in these hairs.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Other Names:
Devil's Paintbrush, Flora's Paintbrush, Golden Mouse-ear, Grim-the-collier, Grimy Coalminer, King-devil, Missionary Weed, Orange Hawkweed, Orange-flowered Hawkweed, Red Daisy, Tawny Hawkweed.
Habitats:
Bogs, farmland, gardens, grassland, roadsides, saltmarshes, sand dunes, sea cliffs, wasteland, woodland.