hawkweed

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hawk·weed

noun \ˈhk-ˌwēd\

Definition of HAWKWEED

:  any of a genus (Hieracium) of perennial often apomictic composite herbs having usually yellow flowers — compare orange hawkweed

First Known Use of HAWKWEED

1562

hawkweed

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of the more than 100 species of weedy plants that make up the genus Hieracium, in the aster family (Asteraceae), native to temperate regions. Mouse-ear hawkweed (H. pilosella), orange hawkweed (H. aurantiacum), and common hawkweed (H. vulgatum) are widely distributed weeds. Some species are cultivated as garden ornamentals for their attractive flower clusters.

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