Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1948

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in pastures, along roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & leafy stolons

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Light yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pilosella officinarum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hieracium pilosella var. pilosella   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-10-001:
Hieracium pilosella   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH New treatment of Pilosella for EuroMediterranean flora (Brautigam &Greuter 2007)
Pilosella officinarum

 

COMMON NAME:
Mouse-ear Hawkweed


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JK Marlow    jkm180214_0275

February    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0505j_23

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm090607_037

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm090607_050

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Nutlets lustrous black, columnar, 2-2.3mm long; pappus 4-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm090607_078

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Rarely more than one flower head per scape. Rays light yellow and 5-toothed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm090607_083

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Involucres 7-12mm long, clothed with black trichomes and stipitate glands, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray flowers only (no disc)

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm090607_097

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm090610_089

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Abundantly stoloniferous, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    s090607_03

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, leaf base cuneate to attenuate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm060813_138

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves basal, white woolly beneath, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm180805_3665

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180820_3916

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm080928_021

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Pilosella officinarum

JK Marlow    jkm170906_0384

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170906_0391

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170906_0393

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170906_0398

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170906_0401

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm091114_005b

November    Henderson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway