Hieracium pellucidum   Pellucid-leaved Hawkweed C? DD

Hiercaium pellucidum

We were shown about five different hawkweeds on this Wild Flower Society expedition in Teesdale but this one was not sufficiently distinctive at sight to an ordinary botanist to be able to identify it again. This hawkweed belongs to the sect Glandulosa according to Clapham, Tutin & Warburg who describe it as having dark green almost glabrous leaves above and with hairy stems with glandular hairs. It is common on limestone in Northern England but hardly recorded elsewhere except south Wales according to BSBI maps. The name Pellucid normally means transparent but in a botanical context menas it has acute (pointed) leaves.

Bowlees quarry, Teesdale 21st June 2005

Added on December 20th 2005, updated 7th April 2009, updated 7th April 2010

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