This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Involucral bracts very long and slender, as well as those on the upper portion of the peduncle. Pappus of the outer florets toothed, and the inner awned. There are about six annual species, natives of the South of Europe.
1. T. barbata. - This is an old inhabitant of the flower-garden. It is of rather straggling habit, bearing yellow flower-heads with a purple centre.
Crepis rubra, syn. Baerkhausia rubra, is a South European annual with tufted radical leaves and rosy or white flower-heads.
Hieracium aurantlacum is one of the very few Hawkweeds deserving of a place in the garden. It is a creeping herbaceous plant with erect one-headed peduncles of orange-yellow flowers.