Mouse-ear-hawkweed - Pilosella officinarum

    Alt Name
    Mouse-ear Hawkweed
    Description

    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.

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    Habitat

    Grassy, waste and bare places.

    When to see it

    May to July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    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