Canada Hawkweed

Hieracium canadense

Family: Composite or Daisy (Compositae or Asteraceae)

Petal Arrangement: The Hawkweed flower is a regular flower, very similar to the Dandelion flower. The many thin, straight, rays surround the flower head. The Flower spray is about 2.5 cm. (1.5 in.) wide.

Color: The Canada Hawkweed has a yellow flower.

Leaf Arrangement: The oval shaped leaves of the Canada Hawkweed are very noticeably toothed. The leaves are alternating and grow all the way up the stem. The Canada Hawkweed is not hairy.

Size, Location, Season: The Canada Hawkweed grows between 60-150 cm. (2-5 ft.) tall. It can be found in fields, woods and waste places from Canada south to New Jersey and Pennsylvania and west to Ohio and Illinois. July-September.

Found at Hammond Pond, Brookline Ma in mid-October.
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