Scorzoneroides autumnalis   Autumn Hawkbit

L autumnalis flowerhead underside L autumnalis leaf L autumnalis achene

Scorzoneroides autumnalis tends to have no "shoulder" at the flowerhead and the underside of the florets is often coloured reddish with long eglandular, which means without glands, white or dark, hairs. This plant is probably the common var latifolia.

It has a variable leaf shape. Some are without lobes and some like this are strongly divided with triangular teeth.

The Achenes are "transversly muricate" according to Sell and Murell (Flora of Great Britain and Ireland Vol 4 pp 101) which means that they look like very small bricks in a wall. This can be seen using a hand lens and is just about visible in the photo.

L autumnalis   L autumnalis

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