West Highland Flora

Autumn Hawkbit


Leontodon autumnalis

 

Leontodon autumnalis

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye
Flowerhead diameter 2.5 cm

Common in grassland including on hills and upper levels of saltmarshes

Flowerhead diameter c 10-35 mm, height typically 15-30 cm.

ID: Involucre narrows into stalk, not bell-shaped as in Catsear.  Small scale-like bracts on stem, especially near top, but no stem-leaves (all leaves are from base)

Other features: Outer florets often red below in the south of the area, but never as far north as Skye in my experience.  Often branched.  Leaves deeply lobed.

 

Leontodon autumnalis

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 
 
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