Hieracium x floribundum [caespitosum × lactucella] pale hawkweed  Asteraceae HIFL*; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001); NY (DeCandido 2001); Q, j (Stalter and Lamont 2002); K (DeCandido 2001); R, cl, e; 

  

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Hieracium floribundum.© 2002 Janet Novak.ct-botanical-society.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Hieracium x floribundum is a perennial herb, sap milky, colonial from rhizomes and leafy stolons, stem 20-80 cm tall, sparsely long-hairy. 

Leaves mostly in a basal rosette, 3-14 cm long, including stalk, 0.6-2 cm wide, surface waxy-pale, mostly hairless above, usually long-hairy below; flowering stem with 0-2 small leaves. 

Flowers yellow, all rays, bracteate base (involucre) 0.5-0.9 cm, wooly and blackish-hairy; inflorescence of densely, branched with 3-50 flower heads; blooms June-Aug. 

Fruit dry, 1-seeded achenes, plumed, wind dispersed. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent. 

Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Open areas, fill, roadsides, fields.