Hieracium umbellatum L.   (redirected from: Hieracium kalmii)
Family: Asteraceae
narrow-leaved hawkweed, northern hawkweed
[Hieracium canadense var. fasciculatum Michx., Hieracium canadense var. subintegrum Michx., Hieracium columbianum Rydb., Hieracium kalmii L., Hieracium kalmii var. fasciculatum L., Hieracium kalmii var. kalmii L., Hieracium kalmii var. subintegrum L., Hieracium kalmii X H. scabriusculum L., Hieracium kalmii X H. umbellatum L., Hieracium mineapolitanum Gand., Hieracium scabriusculum Schwein., Hieracium scabriusculum var. columbianum Schwein., Hieracium scabriusculum var. perhirsutum Schwein., Hieracium scabriusculum var. saximontanum Schwein., Hieracium scabriusculum var. scabrum Schwein., Hieracium scabriusculum var. scabrum f. xanthostylum Schwein., Hieracium umbellatum var. canadense L., Hieracium umbellatum var. scabriusculum L., Hieracium X fernaldii Lepage]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Hieracium: classical name hierakion from ancient Greek hierax, "a hawk".  The Roman naturalist Pliny believed that hawks fed on this plant to strengthen their eyesight and thus it became the Greek and Latin name for this and similar plants, called hawkweed.
Plants: erect, perennial, 1/2'-5' tall forb with milky juice; stems leafy, lower part usually with long hairs, upper only softly fuzzy; roots not forming mats
Leaves: alternate, lower ones deciduous, remaining ones mostly about the same size with a few sharp, irregularly spaced teeth or lobes, rounded bases sometimes slightly clasping the stem, usually with long hairs beneath but the edges never rough
Flowers: head 5/8"- 1" wide with yellow rays; inflorescence of several, long-stalked heads in loose, branched clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Habitat: dry; woods, forests, prairies, cliffs; in sandy soil
Flora of North America: Flora of North America
Conservation Status: Native
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Steve C. Garske  
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Merel R. Black  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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