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Dry, open woods
NY south to VA and northern GA, west to MI, KY, TN, and AL; central FL
Herbaceous perennial to 80 cm; stems few or solitary from a short rhizome. Leaves mostly basal, elliptic or ovate to oblanceolate, to 16 cm, short petiolate, mostly reddish purple throughout below, green with the midrib and main veins reddish-purple above. Flowers 15-40 per head, ligulate, yellow, in open, corymbiform inflorescences on slender, elongate peduncles.
Flowers May to July
Wetland indicator: Upland
A number of Hieracium spp. (Hawkweeds) have been introduced from Europe but this one is native.
Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of
Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
Michael Hough © 2010