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HAWKWEED OXTONGUE Picris hieracioides (Asteraceae) Height to 70cm. Branched perennial with stems that are bristly and sometimes are tinged reddish towards the base. Grows in rough grassland, often near the coast. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 20-25mm across (Jul-Sep). FRUITS have feathery hairs. LEAVES resemble those of Bristly Oxtongue but are narrow-oblong, toothed and covered in bristles that are not swollen-based. STATUS-Locally common only in SE England; scarce or absent elsewhere.