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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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I now have a lovely natural, self sown mix of pale blue speedwell, various hawkbits, a sprinkling of bronzy-orange flowered Pilosella aurantiaca (commonly known as fox and cubs) and buttercups in the "surrendered" part of my lawn.
Grazing allows plants like catsear, dandelion, hawkbits, sheep's sorrel and common sorrel, which are all important food for twites, to grow long enough to produce seeds.
Some plants waiting to be freed by resting the mower will be hawkbits, plantains, buttercups and self-heal.