Hieracium gronovii L.

Hairy Hawkweed

Habitat: Dry open woods, thickets, openings, sometimes fields and pastures, especially in sandy soil.

Range: Maine to Florida, west to southern Ontario, Kansas, and Texas.

Aids to Identification: Often confused with Hieraceum scabrum, which can sometimes show a tall, cylindrical flowering head like that of H. gronovii. These two species can be separated by the number of flowers per capitulum; Hieracium gronovii has 20-40 flowers per capitulum and H. scabrum has 40-100.

Phenology: Flowers late July to October.

Family: Asteraceae

Synonyms: None noted.

Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 1 town(s) in the following county(ies): Franklin. This record is based on an 1882 collection by Kate Furbish.