Hieracium longipilum Torr. ex Hook.
Family: Asteraceae
hairy hawkweed,  more...
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Christopher Noll  
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, 2'-5' tall forb with milky juice, lower part with dense, long hairs; stems leafless above the middle; roots not forming mat
Leaves: very long-haired, many, narrowly elliptical, mostly basal with a few smaller stem leaves
Flowers: head 1/2" wide with yellow rays; inflorescence of several heads in long, cylindrical clusters; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: dry; prairies, fields; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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