hawkbit


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hawkbit

(ˈhɔːkˌbɪt)
n
(Plants) any of three composite perennial plants of the genus Leontodon, with yellow dandelion-like flowers and lobed leaves in a rosette, erect or prostrate: found in grassland
[C18: from hawk(weed) + (devil's) bit]
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Noun1.hawkbit - any of various common wildflowers of the genus Leontodon; of temperate Eurasia to Mediterranean regions
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
arnica bud, fall dandelion, Leontodon autumnalis - fall-blooming European herb with a yellow flower; naturalized in the United States
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The pink flowers of thrift are more familiar from the coast, but here it grows with harebell, mouse-ear and rough hawkbit.
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Fortunately the menacing molusc did not like the seedlings of some of the desirable wildflowers such as wood cranesbill, rough hawkbit and greater burnet.