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FOX-AND-CUBS Pilosella aurantiaca (Asteraceae) Height to 40cm. Variable and spreading perennial, similar in many respects to Mouse-ear Hawkweed, except for the flower colour. Note that the stems are leafy and coated in blackish hairs. Grows in grassy places, and on verges and banks. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 2-3cm across, with reddish orange florets; carried in clusters (Jun-Jul). FRUITS have unbranched hairs. LEAVES are lanceolate, hairy and arranged in a basal rosette. STATUS-Introduced and familiar as a garden but widely naturalised as well.
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FOX-AND-CUBS Pilosella aurantiaca (Asteraceae) Height to 40cm. Variable and spreading perennial, similar in many respects to Mouse-ear Hawkweed, except for the flower colour. Note that the stems are leafy and coated in blackish hairs. Grows in grassy places, and on verges and banks. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 2-3cm across, with reddish orange florets; carried in clusters (Jun-Jul). FRUITS have unbranched hairs. LEAVES are lanceolate, hairy and arranged in a basal rosette. STATUS-Introduced and familiar as a garden but widely naturalised as well.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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