Friday, 16 December 2016


Hieracium known by the common name hawkweed and classically as hierakion (from ancient Greek ιεράξ, hierax 'hawk'), is a genus of the sunflower family Asteraceae, and closely related to dandelion (Taraxacum), chicory (Cichorium), prickly lettuce (Lactuca) and sow thistle (Sonchus), which are all part of the tribe Cichorieae. Hawkweeds, with their 10,000+ recorded species and subspecies, do their part to make Asteraceae the second largest family of flowers. Some botanists group all these species or subspecies into approximately 800 accepted species, while others prefer to accept several thousand species.

This post is part of the Friday Greens meme,
and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, pretty yellow blooms. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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