Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Beaked Hawkweed - Hieracium gronovii   L.
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DistributionThroughout the state, including the Outer Banks.

MA to southern Ont. and KS, south to central FL and TX.
AbundanceCommon in the Piedmont and southern half of the Coastal Plain, including the Sandhills. Fairly common to common in the Mountains. Infrequent in the northeastern counties.
HabitatDry to mesic or xeric, sandy to clayey soils of woodlands, forest openings, logging roads, trailsides, clearings, roadsides, yards.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late July-October.
IdentificationHawkweeds have either few/no stem leaves or several/many. Hairy Hawkweed has several, the basal ones elliptic and in a flat rosette, the higher ones smaller and narrower. The stem is 1-2 feet tall (rarely to 3 feet), long-hairy on the lower portion, shorter-hairy above. The inflorescence has a narrow outline (taller than wide), with short branches and roughly 20-50 heads. Each head is composed of ray florets only, and yellow. This is a frequently encountered late summer and fall plant.
Taxonomic CommentsNone

Other Common Name(s)Queen-Devil, Hairy Hawkweed
State RankS5
Global RankG5
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