Hieracium Hypochoeroides, Gibs

The habitat of this species is mountains, limestone talus, dry, exposed rocky ledges. The plant is bluish-green, the leaves forming a rosette, persistent, broad, blotched with purple above. The stem is purplish, stiffly hairy below, woolly-felted, glandular above. The radical leaves are dull-green, purple-blotched, round, oval, egg-shaped, heart-shaped, toothed, with 2-3 teeth below, the innermost egg-shaped, oblong, lance-shaped, sharply toothed, stiffly hairy. There are no stem-leaves (or one, narrow, lance-shaped, toothed, shortly stalked). The panicle is falsely forked, with divided branches, straight. The heads are 2-4. The stalks are woolly-felted, glandular. The broad phyllaries are rather blunt, the outer triangular lance-shaped, the inner oblong, linear, narrowed above, the innermost narrow, woolly-felted, glandular, hairy. The ligules are smooth. The styles are yellow. The margins of the pits of the receptacles are deeply cut. The plant is 6-18 in. high, flowering in July and August, and is a herbaceous perennial.

Hieracium Cyathis, Ley

The habitat of this species is limestone rocks. The stem is stout, rigid, woolly-felted. The radical leaves are dull-green, slightly blotched, the outer egg-shaped, rounded, or wedge-shaped below, the intermediate oval, narrow, elliptic, toothed, the inner egg shaped, lance-shaped, acute, toothed, the margins fringed with hairs. The leaf-stalks are shaggy. The stem-leaf is linear or absent. The panicle forms a corymb, with 2-3 lower rigid spreading straight branches, the upper close, exceeding the short-stalked acladium. The flower-stalks are straight-based, curved above, woolly-felted, hairy, glandular. The 3-10 heads are rather large, egg-shaped, angular below. The buds are short, with loose outer scales. The phyllaries extend outwards, the tips at first bent back, cup-like (hence cyalhis), the outer and intermediate lance-shaped, obtuse, woolly-felted, senescent, the inner acute, with a pale margin, with white hair and glands. The ligules are smooth. The styles are yellow. The plant is 18-24 in. high.

Hieracium britannicum, F. J. Hanb. - The habitat of this plant is limestone dales and scars. The stem is branched, finely furrowed, stiffly hairy below, woolly-felted, glandular above. The radical leaves are firm, bluish-green, furrowed, smooth above, hairy below, the outer egg-shaped, oblong, blunt-based, the inner triangular, acute, toothed, the innermost narrow, wedge-shaped below. The stem-leaf is large below, bract-like in the branched portion. The leaves are stiffly hairy below, fringed on the borders, with stiff-toothed hairs. The panicle is a falsely - forked corymb, with long, straight or divided branches. The 3-10 heads are blunt, then egg-shaped. The flower-stalks are long, arching, woolly-felted, hairy, glandular. The phyllaries extend forwards, and are lance-shaped, oblong, narrow below, woolly-felted, the innermost narrow, bristle-like, pale, with purple tips, bare, the others glandular hairy. The ligules are hairless. The styles are light livid. The margins of the pits of the receptacle are cut, toothed, awl-like. The plant is 12-18 in. high, flowering in July and August, and is a herbaceous perennial.

Hieracium vagense. Ley. - The habitat of this plant is riverside rocks. The stem is slender, drooping, branched or simple, hairy, woolly-felted, glandular above. The radical leaves are light glaucous-green, long, egg-shaped, lance-shaped, acute, toothed, the base narrow or wedge-shaped, stifflv hairy below. The main veins are semi-transparent. The stem-leaf is bract-like, linear, lance-shaped, toothed. The panicle is a loose corymb, the upper branches arching, exceeding the acladium. The heads are 3-9. The stalks are woollv-felted, glandular. The phyllaries extend forwards in bud, and are narrow, long-pointed, the inner narrow above, hairy, glandular. The styles are yellow. The tips of the ligules are smooth. The margins of the receptacle pits are cut, toothed. The plant is 12-18 in. high, flowering in June, and is a herbaceous perennial.

Hierachun Oreades, Fr., var. subglabratum, F. J. Hanb. - The habitat of this plant is rocks by the sea. The stem is simple or branched, bluish-green, purplish, hairy, woolly-felted, glandular above. The radical outer leaves are elliptic, egg-shaped, finely toothed or entire, wedge-shaped below, the inner long, linear, lance-shaped, acute, toothed. The 2-4 stem-leaves are large, lance-shaped, acute, toothed or entire, smaller above, narrowed to the half - clasping leaf-stalk. The panicle is a falsely-forked corymb, with racemose or divided branches. The 2-6 heads are long, egg-shaped. The flower-stalks are woolly-felted, glandular. The phyllaries meet together below, are dark, narrowed to the acute point, the inner narrowed, all woolly-felted at the edge, glandular. The tips of the ligule are fringed with hairs. The styles are yellow. The margins of the receptacle pits are fringed with teeth. The plant is 2-18 in. high, flowers in July, and is a herbaceous perennial.