Hieracium sabaudum


Sp. Pl. 2: 804. 1753.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 289. Mentioned on page 281.

Plants ca. 65 cm. Stems proximally piloso-hirsute (hairs 2–3+ mm), distally glabrous or stellate-pubescent, sometimes piloso-hirsute as well (hairs 1–2 mm). Leaves: basal 0, cauline 12–20+; blades ± lanceolate, 30–80 × 10–25 mm, lengths 2–4+ times widths, bases cuneate, margins usually toothed, apices acute to acuminate, abaxial faces piloso-hirsute, adaxial glabrous or ± scabrellous (especially distal margins). Heads 25–30+ in corymbiform arrays. Peduncles stellate-pubescent. Calyculi: bractlets 21+. Involucres campanulate, 8–9 mm. Phyllaries 21+, apices ± rounded, abaxial faces stellate-pubescent and stipitate-glandular. Florets 40–60+; corollas yellow, ca. 10 mm. Cypselae columnar, 2.5–3 mm; pappi of ca. 60+, stramineous bristles in ± 2 series, ca. 6 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Disturbed sites (grasslands, open woods)
Elevation: 10+ m



Introduced; B.C., N.S., Conn., Maine, Mass., N.J., N.Y., Pa., Wis., Europe.


Selected References


Lower Taxa