West Highland Flora

Fox and Cubs


Hieracium aurantiacum

Other name: Pilosella aurantiaca

Hieracium aurantiacum

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye

A garden escape found here and there on roadsides or waste ground.

Flowerhead diameter c 15-22 mm

ID: Unmistakable.  Involucres blackish and very tightly packed together (unopened ones can be seen protruding below flower in pic on left)

Other features: Leaves in basal rosette except for one or two on lower part of stem.

 

Hieracium aurantiacum

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jun 2004 Portree, Skye
Far right flowerheads = those in pic on right

  Hieracium aurantiacum

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Jun 2004 Portree, Skye
Lower left flowerhead c 2.1 cm across at widest


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