Scientific Name:
Hieracium sabaudum L.

Stolons 0. Stem erect, usually stout, 50–75 cm tall, with numerous to dense long simple spreading eglandular hairs and numerous dense stellate hairs especially above. Lvs basal and cauline, dull green, paler beneath, acute, with numerous spreading simple hairs and few to numerous stellate hairs, dentate; teeth apiculate, spreading. Lower lvs withering during anthesis, oblanceolate, cuneate, shortly petiolate, 3–12–(15) × 1.5–4 cm; upper lvs lanceolate to ovate, > 20, truncate to subamplexicaul, sessile, gradually becoming smaller above. Capitula (3)–8–20, in corymbose or subumbellate panicles. Peduncles straight, with dense stellate hairs and sparse simple eglandular hairs. Involucre 10–12 mm long; bracts narrowly triangular, with numerous glandular hairs, sparse pale simple eglandular hairs, sparse or 0 stellate hairs, and densely eglandular-ciliate margins. Florets yellow, not striped on outer face, c. 2× length of involucre. Achenes dark brown, 3–4 × c. 0.5 mm. Pappus sordid, 6–8 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Feb.–Apr.–(May); Fruiting: Feb.–Apr.–(May)