Plant. Photo: Russell Best, Macedon, Vic

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, east of Braidwood, NSW

Back of flower head. Photo: Zoya Akulova, California, USA

Seeds. Photo: Zoya Akulova, California, USA

Leaves and out of focus flower. Photo: Russell Best, Mallacoota, Vic

Common Name

Lesser Hawkbit, Hairy Hawkbit




Introduced biennial or perennial forb to 40cm tall. Leaves in a basal rosette, 3-17cm long, 5-15mm wide, flat, hairy, toothed to lobed with almost triangular lobes. Flowers yellow, with many ‘petals’. Flower heads broad cylindrical, borne singly on stems arising from the base of the plant. Leontodon taraxacoides ssp. taraxacoides  in NSW.

Description and photo (as Leontodon taraxacoides) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 715

PlantNET description (as Leontodon taraxacoides):