scale bar = 1cm.

Hairy Hawkbit - a weed (*Leontodon saxatilis)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family).

Native of Europe.

Other names: Leontodon taraxoides, Lion's Tooth.

Occurrence: Widespread and fairly common. However, it could readily be mistaken for one of the other dandelion-flowered daisies.


It is an environmental weed.

Photos 1,2,3: Hairy Hawkbit. Western Reserve, Castlemaine. 4: Floret. It does not have scales between florets.

The name Leontodon meaning lion's-tooth, refers to the toothed leaves; saxatilis: dwelling among rocks.