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Autumn Hawkbit

Observed: 20th October 2012 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Solitary plant found alongside hillside path on heathland, north of Fan Fawr

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Autumn Hawkbit (Scorzoneroides autumnalis) interacts

Comments

Thistle's picture

Unknown plant

Do you have any photos of the leaves?

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Leaves

Hi Thistle, The plant was very small, and the only leaves were at ground-level as shown in the right-side of the photos. There appears to be a mix of narrow "grass-like" leaves with rounded ends and others that have small "wings" (possibly incipient lobes?) at intervals along leaf length.
I will have to check the revised identification of Autumn Hawkbit against my references, but cicuta58 has rarely been wrong in the past, so currently assume that's what is is. John

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Ident Change

Have checked other sources of pictures for Autumn Hawkbit and agree that this identification is more appropriate than my original one. Title changed.

moremoth's picture

Leaves

It's often difficult to sort out which leaves belong to low-growing flowers because things grow so close together. Those thin pointy ones belong to a sedge. The flat, lobed ones are most likely to belong to your flower.

Bill Welch

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Leaves

Moremoth - many thanks for the feedback - John