Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Large-toothed Hawkweed

These difficult times continue to reap botanical rewards on my local patch, an area I had thought well botanised but which is still throwing regular surprises.

Today's treat on a post-work stroll down to St Aidan's Nature Park was Large-toothed Hawkweed (Hieracium prominentidens), a species I had found previously in nearby VC63. Happily, I now have it in my VC as well, and its a second county record. The only other record is from York.


A nice simple species to ID, given it obviously sits in Section Sabauda, has eglandular phyllaries and long (to 12mm in this case) teeth on the leaves.


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