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- n. Any dandelion-like flower of the genus Leontodon in the family Asteraceae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fall dandelion (Leontodon autumnale).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Leontodon, natural order Compositæ, related to the hawkweed and dandelion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various common wildflowers of the genus Leontodon; of temperate Eurasia to Mediterranean regions
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Against such minikin blossoms a drop of dew looks the size of a gazing-crystal, and the ordinary lemon-yellow hawkbit towers above them like a sunflower.
Species to be targeted: Leontondon autumnalis (hawkbit or fall dandelion).
The wild flowers that thrive under Tim's management regime include yellow rattle, hawkbit, birds 'foot trefoil, knapweed, devils bit scabious, sorrel, salad burnett and whorled caraway
_hierax_ -- a hawk, because people in the old country once thought that birds of prey swooped earthward to sharpen their eyesight with leaves of the hawkweed, hawkbit, or speerhawk, as they are variously called.