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Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Pilosella officinarum

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small lemon yellow solitary dandelion-like flowers, reddish beneath and up to 3cm wide.
Fruit:
An achene with a pappus, up to 3mm long. Maturing to a purplish black colour.
Leaves:
Basal rosette of untoothed elliptical leaves. The undersides of the leaves are covered in soft white downy hairs.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Other Names:
Mouse Ear.
Habitats:
Cliffs, grassland, heathland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, rocks, sand dunes, wasteland.