Mouse-ear-hawkweed - Pilosella officinarum

Alt Name
Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Low to short stoloniferous plant with long woolly white hairs. Leaves all in a basal rosette often broadest above the middle, untoothed, white felted beneath. Flowerheads lemon yellow, 20 to 30 mm solitary, the outer florets often red striped beneath.

Photo ID?

Grassy, waste and bare places.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History


UK Status

Frequent throughout Britain but less common in East Anglia and northern Scotland.

VC55 Status

Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 311 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map