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. Less contaminated areas have patches of mountain pansies, with their yellow and purple flowers.
Fortunately the menacing molusc did not like the seedlings of some of the desirable wildflowers such as wood cranesbill, rough hawkbit and greater burnet.
"Living Clock": In his horologium florae/Linnaeus lunched by goatsbeard, as scarlet pimpernel closed//and hawkbit yellowed the hour with forked bristle/while weeds and vulneraries worked a prediction/with time's vertebrae;/Linnaeu's star of Bethlehem motioned/from a pre-determined tilt,/his flowering tobacco furled//voluted leaves/for dark, admitting the evening/into ground slump.//The sow-thistle's thrive,/the botanical cog and wheel--/time through mineral seep and bloom.
Just to give you an idea I have found two chamomile patches, two species of buttercup, dandelions, daisies, three species of plantain, field wood rush, self heal, an unidentified tiny wild cranesbill, ragwort, two species of clover, speedwell, hawkbit and hawkweed.