L., Sp. Pl. 792 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Hawkweed picris, hawkweed.
Biennial 30-80 cm high, with fine rigid hairs with 2-hooked apices; stems erect, sparsely branched, strigose-hispidulous; basal leaves few, suberect, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, narrowed at the base, acute, 6-18 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, shallowly dentate, strigose-pubescent; cauline leaves similar, smaller, subamplexicaul.
Capitula in a loose corymb; peduncles 4-10 cm long, with 0-2 minute bracteoles; involucre 10-13 mm long, 3-seriate; outer bracts appressed, in 2 series, narrowly lanceolate, 4-5 mm long, setose; inner bracts 10-14, linear-lanceolate, 10-13 mm long, alternately slightly pubescent and suhglabrous.
Achene 6-9 mm long, narrowed towards the apex but never filiform-beaked, ribbed, brown to yellowish; pappus bristles cream, c. 8 mm long.
Ross-Craig (1962) Drawings Brit. Pl. 17:t. 30.
Roadsides, coastal dunes and cultivated land.
N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Native to Europe.
Flowering time: Oct. — Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Australian material presently referred to P. hieracioides probably includes several closely related undescribed native species; European material has reddish-brown achenes 3-6 mm long and less attenuate at the base.
Not yet available