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Any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium of the composite family, having yellow or orange dandelionlike flower heads.
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(Plants) any typically hairy plant of the genus Hieracium, with clusters of dandelion-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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any weedy composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usu. bearing yellow or orange flower clusters.
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Noun1.hawkweed - any of various plants of the genus Pilosellahawkweed - any of various plants of the genus Pilosella
genus Pilosella, Pilosella - genus of hairy perennial herbs with horizontal rhizomes and leafy or underground stolons; Eurasia and North Africa; often considered congeneric with Hieracium
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.hawkweed - any of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium having yellow or orange flowers that resemble the dandelion
genus Hieracium, Hieracium - large genus of perennial hairy herbs of Europe to western Asia to northwestern Africa and North America; few are ornamental; often considered congeneric with Pilosella
Hieracium venosum, rattlesnake weed - a hawkweed with a rosette of purple-veined basal leaves; Canada to northern Georgia and Kentucky
Hieracium pilocella, mouse-ear hawkweed, Pilosella officinarum - European hawkweed having soft hairy leaves; sometimes placed in genus Hieracium
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Details: www.welshwildlife.org TAF FECHAN, MERTHYR TYDFIL Made up of ancient broadleaved woodlands and calcareous grasslands that are carpeted with wildflowers including bluebells, wild thyme, common spotted orchid and mouse-ear hawkweed.
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It takes a village: detection dogs, partnerships and volunteers aid hawkweed eradication in mainland Australia.--In: Proc.
Meanwhile Poppy is quickly becoming an accomplished spellcaster, destined to be Queen of the Witches and fulfil the Hawkweed Witch clan prophecy.
The company recently launched a new cosmetic active, JuvenEye CLR (INCI: Hieracium pilosella (hawkweed) extract, bellis perennis (daisy) flower extract).
The design on the back resembles flowers native to northern Wales, Snowdonia hawkweed and the Snowdon lily (brwynddail y mynydd).
It's a little (or, as we now know thanks to Justin Spring, a lot) bohemian, crowded with children, artist and poet friends, speckled lawns, gray oceans, and screen porches surrounded by hawkweed. Here it would be perfectly natural to stumble on a breakfast scene in which Porter's patient daughter sits alone at a table, flowers spilling onto her high chair, a jar of mustard next to a book of Wallace Stevens's poetry (his wife, Anne, was quietly an accomplished poet).
It's no wonder then, that many plants and animals have been named after Sir David, including a long-necked dinosaur called the Attenborosaurus, a flightless beetle and a species of hawkweed found only in England's Brecon Beacons.
Mae enw tebyg ar blanhigyn arall hefyd, sef y 'Fox and Cubs',' neu'r Orange Hawkweed yn Saesneg, a Pilosella aurantiaca ydi'r enw gwyddonol arno.
An inverse crisis occurs when things get botanical--wanting to distance herself as far as possible from stodgy Latin nomenclature, Clampitt favors common American names: foxtail, needlegrass, dropseed, hawkweed, rose-hips, and moonflower all appear in the poem "Fog." In cases where no equivalent could be found, rather than sacrifice such color I mimicked the common name in Italian and paved over the confusion with a footnote--as I did with "The Sun Underfoot Among the Sundews," where the common English name "sundews," for the carnivorous plant "drosera," basically leverages the entire poem.
The other half of overall spending during the study period ($2.8 million) was used in Southcentral Alaska to fight invasive terrestrial plants like orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum), reed canarygrass, white sweetclover, European bird cherry (Prunus padus), and Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense).