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  • n. Plural form of hawkweed.


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  • Pinus contorta and hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) are a problem in the tussock grasslands of the volcanic plateau and higher reaches of the axial ranges.

    Northland temperate forests

  • Dense mats of hawkweeds (e.g. Hieracium pilosella) tend to take over in heavily grazed short-tussock grasslands, preventing any regeneration of native species.

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

  • Only a few plants, among them asters, goldenrods, and hawkweeds, manage to work their way into the sod mat.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Myriads of flowers gleam in their own atmosphere of living light, like jewels among the rich herbage, so that the feet can hardly be set down without crushing scores of them: the _Orchis rubra_ with its splendid spike of crimson blossoms, the bee and spider orchises in great variety, whose flowers mimic the insects after whom they are named, sweet-scented alyssum, golden buttercups and hawkweeds, Roman daisies, larger and taller than the

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • They are to be distinguished from the numerous hawkweeds, by having the outermost leaves of their exterior cup bent downwards whilst the stalk is coloured and shining.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • It was too late in the year for flowers, though here and there a little gorse lingered, or a few buttercups and hawkweeds.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

  • Quenrede, protesting her scepticism, but all the same palpably enjoying the magic experiment, picked an indifferent nosegay of the few buttercups, hawkweeds, and late pieces of scabious which were the only flowers available.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

  • Fasciated hawkweeds and twisted teasels gave the same average constitution of the offspring from highly monstrous, and from apparently wholly normal individuals.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • This was shown by the above cited experiments of Nageli with the hawkweeds, and may easily be controlled in other cases.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • For instance, the willows which have 13 species in one and 31 species in the other of these manuals, and the hawkweeds for which the figures are 7 and 32 [37] respectively.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation


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