- Flower nameHieracium maculatum
- Scientific nameHieracium maculatum
- AliasHieracium maculatum , 鶉葉蒲公英, spotted hawkweed
- Place of originEurope
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July
What is Hieracium maculatum
Hieracium maculatum or spotted hawkweed (Hieracium maculatum) is a perennial herb native to Europe, belonging to the willow dandelion genus of the Asteraceae family. It is a naturalized plant that has become a wildflower and can be found growing along roadsides and in fields. Its Japanese name comes from the dark purple spots on its leaves that resemble quail eggs. In spring and summer, it produces a single yellow dandelion-like flower at the end of a long, slender stem.
English name: spotted hawkweed Origin: Europe, Plant height: 30-60 cm, Leaf length: 5-25 cm, Leaf color: green and dark purple, Leaves: alternate, rhizomatous, leaf shape: spatulate, leaf margin: toothed, Flower color: yellow, Inflorescence: uniseriate, corolla shape: head flower, Flowering season: April-July.
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