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Autumn Hawkbit

Scorzoneroides autumnalis

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small yellow dandelion-like flowers, similar to Common Cat's-ear but flowers being smaller and without the scale-like bracts at the top of the stem. Flowers up to 3.5cm.
Fruit:
Glossy brown achene with feathery white hairs. Not beaked.
Leaves:
Dandelion-like leaves in a basal rosette. The long, narrow leaf lobes are distinctively sharp-tipped.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten, raw or cooked. The root can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute.
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:
Fall Dandelion.
Habitats:
Grassland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, wasteland.