- Hieracium x floribundum is a perennial herbaceous plant in the sunflower family that ranges from 10-36 in. (25-91 cm) tall. The single stem contains a milky sap and has long sparsely scattered bristles. H. x floribundum is native to temperate Asia and Europe.
- Most of the leaves are basal and range from 1.5-5 in. (3.8-12.7 cm) long. The leaf blades are spatula shaped and pilose.
- There can be up to 30 flowers per plant. The small flowers are held in a loose corymb. The yellow ray flowers resemble small dandelions and bloom from June to August.
- The dandelion like seeds have a plume of bristles to aid in dispersal by wind. H. x floribundum also spreads vegetatively by stolons.
- Ecological Threat
- H. x floribundum outcompetes native species by producing mats of rosettes. It and invades native meadows, prairies, pastures, fields, roadsides and lawns. H. x floribundum prefers sunny locations.
EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|