Leontodon hispidus L., SE:Sommarfibbla, DE: Rauher Lövenzahn,
NL: Ruige leeuwentand, UK: Rough Hawkbit

Scientific name:  Leontodon hispidus L.
Swedish name:  Sommarfibbla
German name:  Rauher
Nederlandse naam:  Ruige leeuwentand
English name:  Rough Hawkbit
Plant Family:   Asteraceae / Compositae, Sunflower family, Korgblommiga

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Life form:  Perennial herb
Stems:  Very hairy stem that swells slightly at the top
Leaves:  Roughly hairy, usually on single stems from a basal rosette
Flowers:  Yellow, flower-heads solitary, 25-35 mm across; florets all ligulate, and the underside of the outer florets sometimes has a reddish tinge
Flowering Period:  June, July, August
Fruits:  Achene, scarcely beaked, pappus of dirty white hairs.
Habitat:  Dry meadows hills, pastures and roadsides

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Leontodon, leon, λεων, οντιϛ, a lion; odous, tooth, because of the toothed leaves.
hispides, hispid, rough, shaggy, bristly; bristly.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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