West Highland Flora

Mouse-ear Hawkweed


Pilosella officinarum

Older name: Pilosella officinarum

Hieracium pilosella

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Jul 2004 Torrin, Skye
Flowerhead c 2.3 cm across at widest

Common in dry places with bare ground or short grass.

Flowerhead diameter c 20-30 mm.  Stem 5-30 cm.

ID: Basal rosette has leaves white below, green with long white hairs above.  A single erect stem arises from the rosette with no proper leaves though sometimes a few scales, and a single pale yellow flowerhead terminates the stem.

Other features: Spreads by above-ground stolons bearing distant narrow leaves.

 

Hieracium pilosella

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Jul 2004 Torrin, Skye
Flowerhead c 2.3 cm across at widest

  Hieracium pilosella

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Aug 2003 Portree, Skye

 

 

Hieracium pilosella

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Jul 2004 Torrin, Skye
Flowerhead c 2.3 cm across at widest


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