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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
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.

Well drained soil in sun or light shade

From seed. May self-seed freely.

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

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