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Scorzoneroides autumnalis

Autumn Hawkbit

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

12-35 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Spatulate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

Formerly called Leontodon autumnalis. The yellow flowering plants in the Asteraceae family are often difficult to differentiate.

The stem of the Scorzoneroides autumnalis is unbranched or branched, has no leaves on the stem and is swollen towards the top with most of the scale-like bracts near the top.

Flowers

The flowers are borne at the end of the stem in loose clusters. The florets are 5-toothed at the tip. The outer florets are reddish beneath.
No chaffy scales among the florets.

Leaves

Spatulate broad end of the leaf tapers to the point of connection with the plant stem. Basal rosette with leaves tapering to base, elongated, deeply lobed or with large serrations, smooth or hairy with a pointed tip, 4-35 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit, with bristly hairs, each seed 5-7 mm long.

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