Monday, 11 January 2016


Hieracium known by the common name hawkweed 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 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. Since most hawkweeds reproduce exclusively asexually by means of seeds that are genetically identical to their mother plant, clones or populations that consist of genetically identical plants are formed.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme.


  1. So bright and pretty, great image. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  2. Love the light in this photo - fantastic!

  3. I've never heard of Hawkweed before & without reading your post Nick I would've thought it was a common Dandelion.

  4. Never heard it called hawkweed...we always called them dendelions. It's so nice to discover their family affiliations and know they are related to other edibles. Beautiful photo! Great post!

  5. Thanks for sharing with "Through my Lens"

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