Leontodon saxatilis   Lesser Hawkbit CC DD N

Leontodon saxatilis Leontodon saxatilis flower

This is one of those small yellow composites which need a handy key because pictures or photos simply don't differentiate well enough to tell them apart from other similar looking species.

It is a common plant if you live in Ireland or the south of England but gets less common the further north your travel. It is quite rare to find one in the far north of Scotland.

Sand dunes of Lindisfarne, 15th July 2006

Added on 1st October 2006, updated 26th June 2010, updated 1st Feb 2012