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SPOTTED HAWKWEED Hieracium maculatum (Asteraceae) Height to 60cm. Upright, variable perennial. Stems produce a milky latex when broken and are hairy towards the base. Grows in grassy places, along woodland rides, on verges and banks, and on heaths. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 2-3cm across, with yellow florets; carried on hairy stalks, in clusters (Jul-Sep). FRUITS have unbranched hairs. LEAVES are shield-shaped, long-stalked and marked with bold dark spots and blotches. STATUS-Local, mainly on limestone; mainly central-southern England.
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SPOTTED HAWKWEED Hieracium maculatum (Asteraceae) Height to 60cm. Upright, variable perennial. Stems produce a milky latex when broken and are hairy towards the base. Grows in grassy places, along woodland rides, on verges and banks, and on heaths. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 2-3cm across, with yellow florets; carried on hairy stalks, in clusters (Jul-Sep). FRUITS have unbranched hairs. LEAVES are shield-shaped, long-stalked and marked with bold dark spots and blotches. STATUS-Local, mainly on limestone; mainly central-southern England.

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Date: 28 May 2010
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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