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Hawkweed (Hieracium spp.) 

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Hawkweeds have many variants and hybrids.  Botanists struggle how to classify this shifty genus.  However, most hawkweeds have the characteristic orange flower on top of a slender stalk.   Sometimes, the flowers are yellow.  There may be two or three flowers atop the same stalk.  The flowers are actually a collection of specialized individuals flowers, true of all members of the Composite family.  The flower stalks usually have hairs, from a few to many.  Leaves are generally clustered at the base of the plant.   Hawkweeds stand from one to three feet in height. 


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