Plant. Photo: Don Wood, ACT

Flower. Photo: Zoya Alukova, California, USA

Flower. Photo: Zoya Alukova, California, USA

Seed head. Photo: Zoya Alukova, California, USA

Line drawing in Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions . Vol. 3: 327

Common Name

Smooth Hawksbeard




Introduced annual or short-lived perennial forb to 90cm tall. Basal leaves flat, 5-25cm long, 10-50mm wide, hairless to hairy, edges toothed to lobed and toothed, with more or less pointed tips. Stem leaves alternating up the stems, with pointed basal lobes, stem-clasping, 1-2cm long, mostly narrow and flat, with entire edges. Flower heads with many yellow 'petals' often with a pink or red stripe on the backs of the 'petals', in open groups at the ends of the stems.

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