Brightens up the day…

Yellow Hawkweed-Hieracium caespitosum-resembles the good ole dandelion(my symbol).It got me excited!The hawkweed has clusters of small,yellow dandelion like flower heads on top of mostly leafless stems.The stems can grow up to 3 ft. tall with long narrow leaves.It expands by rhizomes,seeds,and stalons.And of course it is a perennial thriving in disturbed areas-roadsides,pastures,gravel pits-a new area for me,but I like it.Distribution seems all over the place for the U.S.with 56 species in the U.S. and 700 all over.This weed just sticks out and is a pleasure to see.


Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with nature herself.Walden


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