rough hawkweed, more...
[Hieracium scabrum var. scabrum Michx., more]
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6 Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions