Hieracium scabrum Michx.  
Family: Asteraceae
rough hawkweed, sticky hawkweed
[Hieracium scabrum var. scabrum Michx., Hieracium scabrum var. tonsum Michx.]
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Steve C. Garske  
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: perennial forb with milky juice; stems leafy, mostly single, stout, smooth or with a very short bristly hairs mostly near the top; roots not forming mat
Leaves: stalked, widely elliptical near the bottom, becoming smaller and stalkless toward the top, both sides bristly
Flowers: head 1/2"-1" wide with yellow rays; inflorescence of several, long-stalked heads in open, long, cylindrical clusters; blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: dry; woods, clearings; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Steve C. Garske  
Hieracium scabrum image
Paul E. Berry  
Hieracium scabrum image
Steve C. Garske  
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Paul E. Berry  
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