Stems stout and leafy up to the inflorescence, without a basal tuft of leaves at flowering time, 1 to 4 feet high, very hairy with rather reddish hairs and glandular-hairy above. Leaves hairy, oblong or broadly spatulate, 2 to 4 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide, blunt at the apex, the lower leaves narrowed into margined petioles, the upper narrowed to a sessile base, their margins sparingly denticulate. Inflorescence of numerous yellow heads, one-half to three-fourths of an inch broad, on reddish colored, stout, densely glandular-hairy peduncles. Involucres one-third to one-half of an inch high, glandular-hairy, the principal bracts linear and pointed, in one scries with a few very small outer ones.

In dry woods and clearings, Nova Scotia to Minnesota, Georgia and Iowa. Flowering from July to September.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 224

Rough Hawkweed   Hieracium scabrum

Rough Hawkweed - Hieracium scabrum