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- n. genus of hairy perennial herbs with horizontal rhizomes and leafy or underground stolons; Eurasia and North Africa; often considered congeneric with Hieracium
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Dense mats of hawkweeds (e.g. Hieracium pilosella) tend to take over in heavily grazed short-tussock grasslands, preventing any regeneration of native species.
(Hieracium pilosella/Mouse-ear hawkweed.) THE MOUSE-EAR HAWKWEED tolerates soil that is nutrient-poor and is drought tolerant.
_Thaumantius pilosella_ and other members of the same genus, it is seen in buds at the base of tentacles given off from the margin of the swimming-bell.