Hawkweed, Yellow (Hieracium spp)

Introduced
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Hieracium is known by the common name hawkweed and is a genus of the sunflower, and closely related to dandelion, chicory, prickly lettuce and sow thistle. Hawkweeds, with their 10,000+ recorded species and subspecies, do their part to make Asteraceae the second largest family of flowers. Most hawkweeds reproduce exclusively asexually by means of seeds that are genetically identical to their mother plant.