Hieracium gronovii L.
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.
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.