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Hieracium villosum

Hieracium villosum, common name Shaggy Hawkweed, is a species of flowering plant in the aster family.

Description[edit]

Hieracium villosum can reach a height of 30–45 centimetres (12–18 in). This plant forms dense basal rosettes of silver-grey, simple, oblong to lanceolate, woolly leaves, about 4.5–8.5 centimetres (1.8–3.3 in) long. The many-stellate flowers are bright yellow, 4–5 centimetres (1.6–2.0 in) large, on white-hairy stems. They bloom from July to August.

Distribution[edit]

This species is native to France, Italy, Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Romania and Russia.

Habitat[edit]

Hieracium villosum can be found in mountain areas in calcareous stony and grassy places, at elevation of 1,400–2,500 metres (4,600–8,200 ft) above sea level..

References[edit]

  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003
  • Biolib
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