Friday, June 16, 2017

Leontodon autumnalis (Autumn Hawkbit) - S. Wales, UK

 6/4/17 Big Pit National Coal Museum, S. Wales, UK



COMMON NAME: Autumn Hawkbit

SPECIES: Leontodon autumnalis

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 6/4/2017

LOCATION: Grassy area near Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales, UK


From Wildflowers of Britain & Northern Europe by Andrew Cleave & Paul Sterry:

Description: Variable hairless/slightly hairy perennial. Long, deeply lobed leaves resemble those of common dandelion and form basal rosette. Yellow flowers in heads up to 35mm across and usually solitary.

Flowering period: June-October

Habitat: Grassy habitats, preferring acid soils from sea level to high mountain ledges, including dunes, cliff tops, roadsides, heaths, moorland & upland lake margins.  Common & widespread, including urban areas.

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