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Mouse-ear Hawkweed Pilosella officinarum

Mouse-ear Hawkweed is a spreading plant of dry grasslands with short turf and chalky soils, such as those of sand dunes, heaths, clifftops and chalk downlands. Looking a bit like a ragged version of its relative, the Common Dandelion, its lemon-yellow flower heads are a composite of lots of tiny flowers. These flower heads can be seen from May to October and attract a variety of insects. It is sometimes considered an agricultural weed of poor lawns and degraded pastures.

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Common.

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Did you know? Mouse-ear Hawkweed has been used in herbal medicine to treat respiratory infections.
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