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Plants of dry to mesic woods or open woods.  Flowers July to August.  Native..

Perennial.  Stems are 1or 2 from a caudex, relatively thin and often flexuous above; entirely glabrous, or pubescent toward the base, then becoming sparsely stipitate-glandular upward.  Stolons are not produced.  Typical height is from 2 to 3 feet.

Inflorescences are open, panicle-like, with few to many widely spreading branchesFlower heads are few, on long, spreading  peduncles, located mainly at the tips of branches.  Branches and peduncles are glabrous or sparsely covered with minute, stipitate glandular hairs.

Flower heads are ligulate, with 8-30 florets per head.  All florets are bisexual and fertile.  Corollas are yellowInvolucres are  6-7(-9)  mm high, sparsely covered with minute, stalked glandular hairs.

Basal leaves are typically absent at flowering.  Lower stem leaves, if present, are elliptic, tapering to a winged petioleMid- to upper leaves are often numerous, oblanceolate to elliptic, tapering to a wedge-shaped base, and with sparsely toothed margins; the teeth are short, but evident.

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Similar species:  Hieracium venosum.

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For additional information on this and other hawkweed species, as well as a list of selected references, see my article, "Understanding Hawkweeds". 

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