hawkweed

noun
hawk·weed | \ˈhȯk-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, in the meaning defined above

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