Irish wildflowers

Rough Hawkbit
Leontodon hispidus
Crág phortáin gharbh
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering time: June-September. Perennial. Native.

Solitary golden-yellow flowers. Florets without scales, much longer than hairy bracts. Outer rays reddish below. Seeds with feathered and simple hairs.
Flower-stems unbranched, leafless. Basal rosette of wavy-toothed leaves.
Leaves and stems very hairy with forked hairs. Very variable. Height: To 60 cm.

Well-drained neutral or calcareous grassland, roadsides, quarries.
Most frequent central Ireland. Virtually absent in N.

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