Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Hawkweed Oxtongue - Picris hieracioides   L.
Members of Asteraceae:
Only member of Picris in NC.
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DistributionCollected 3 times in Haywood County, twice at Eagles Nest Mountain (1938, 1986) and once at Junaluska Mountain (1930). RAB (1968) report it from Buncombe County (specimen not seen).

Native of Europe; in N.A. ME to Ont. south to NC and MO; also B.C. to WA.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatMoist pasture, meadow.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationHawkweed Oxtongue does resemble a hawkweed (Hieracium), but the involucral bracts have stiff forked hairs (vs. none). It has numerous narrowly oblanceolate basal leaves that are sharply serrated; the scattered stem leaves are narrow and are clasping.
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State RankSE
Global RankG5
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