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botanical name:
Hieracium maculatum
Hieracium maculatum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spotted Hawkweed
synonyms:  Hieracium spilopheaum, Hypochaeris variegatum
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: white
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Basal rosettes of strongly purple-blotched, hairy greyish green leaves. Bright yellow dandelion-like flowers on tall wiry stems in late summer and autumn, developing into white seed heads that are also similar to dandelions.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun or light shade

propagation:
From seed. May self-seed freely.

other notes:
pronounced: hee-ra-KEE-um mak-yuh-LAH-tum

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