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Hieracium flagellare Willd.
flagellate hawkweed
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Hieracium flagellare ssp. flagellare

Species Information

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Perennial herb from a rhizome, with numerous long, thick, leafy stolons; stems erect, branched, with dense starlike, non-glandular or glandular hairs, 12-40 cm tall.
Basal leaves oblanceolate to spoon-shaped, stalked, entire, 3-13 cm long, 0.5-2.5 cm wide, with non-glandular and starlike hairs; stem leaves 1 or lacking, reduced.
Achenes 1.5-2.0 mm long; pappus dirty white.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to dry roadsides and waste areas in the lowland zone; infrequent in SW BC, known from the lower mainland; introduced from Europe.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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