Hieracium L. sect. Tridentata, SE: Styvfibblor, DE: Habichtskraut,
NL: Havikskruid, UK: Hawkweed
|| ||Hieracium L. sect. Tridentata (Fr.) Gremli|
|| ||Asteraceae / Compositae, Sunflower family, Korgblommiga växter|
|| ||Perennial herb|
|| ||Height 20-120cm, erect, numerous stalked stem leaves|
|| ||Lanceolate, stiff hairy star hairy|
|| ||Dark brown with whitish hair brush|
|| ||Forest edges, roadsides, dry forests and heaths.|
|| ||Throughout the country|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Hieracium from ancient Greek hierax, "a hawk". Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE) believed that hawks fed on this plant to strengthen their eyesight and thus it became the Greek and Latin name for this and similar plants, called hawkweed.
- The standard author abbreviation Fr. is used to indicate Elias Magnus Fries (1794 – 1878), a Swedish mycologist and botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Gremli is used to indicate August Gremli (1833 – 1899), a Swiss physician and botanist.