Cichorioid Daisies


27 October 2017
 

Lesser Hawkbit ? 
Lesser Hawkbit ? 

Lower Slopes of Mill Hill

6 October 2017

Perennial Sow Thistle
Downs Link Cyclepath verges at Old Shoreham

28 September 2017

The mown green space at the the top of Chanctonbury Drive, north Shoreham, was not only grass but a mixture of the common species of wild plants or weeds including a wide variety of he dandelion-like Cichorioid Daisies which I find tricky to identify and even more problematic to remember how to differentiate them for sure, with all the leaves entangled and not always easy to see and remember which is which. The patch as far as I could determine included the easy to recognise Dandelions, Taraxacum officinale agg., and Rough Hawkbit, Leontodon hispidus, the reasonably easy Lesser Hawkbit, Leontodon saxatilis, but also thought to include frequent Autumnal Hawkbit, Scorzoneroides autumnalis, which I am far less positive about. The top left was probably Cat's Ear, Hypochoeris radicata and Nipplewort, Lapsana communis was probably there. The grass patch was mower to lawn standards and few days later.

26 September 2017

Rough Hawkbit


Lesser Hawkbit
Rough Hawkbit

Mill Hill

Of the cichorioid daisies (dandelion-types) that are so easy to confuse, the lower slopes of Mill Hill hosted Rough Hawkbit and Lesser Hawkbit, but not Smooth Hawk's-beard (misidentified).

27 October 2016

Smooth Sow Thistle

24 October 2016

Nipplewort

9 & 10 October 2016
Under cloudy skies there were lots of yellow flowers on wayside plants with a justified reputation for being difficult to identify. The following dandelion-like flowers were seen and identified: Rough Hawkbit, Lesser Hawkbit, Autumnal Hawkbit, Dandelions, Bristly Ox-tongue, Hawkweed Ox-tongue, Prickly Sow Thistle, Perennial Sow Thistle and Prickly Lettuce.
 

Mouse-eared Hawkweed, Pilosella officinarum
Rough Hawkbit, Leontodon hispidus
Lesser Hawkbit, Leontodon saxatilis
Autumnal Hawkbit, Scorzoneroides autumnalis
Dandelions, Taraxacum officinale agg.
Cat's Ear, Hypochoeris radicata
Bristly Ox-tongue, Helminthotheca echioides
Hawkweed Ox-tongue, Helminthotheca echioides
Prickly Sow Thistle, Sonchus asper
Smooth Sow Thistle, Sonchus oleraceus
Perennial Sow Thistle, Sonchus arvensis
Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris
Nipplewort, Lapsana communis
Lesser Hawkbit

Lesser Hawkbit

8 October 2016

This prostrate plant was seen on a mown verge in Gordon Road, Shoreham, growing like a Dandelion but much smaller. This is an Autumnal Hawkbit.

6 October 2016
On Shoreham Beach East, (first roundabout beach east of Ferry Road) the predominant Cichorioid Daisy yellow flowers appeared to be Hawkweed Ox-tongue (both prostrate and upright), with one dimunitive clump of Prickly Sow Thistle, and second in prevalence were Dandelions and others more easily recognised, were Hairy Ragwort.

5 October 2016

 Perennial Sow Thistle
Downs Link Cyclepath verges at Old Shoreham





30 September 2016

Hawkweed Ox-tongue
Downs Link Cyclepath verges near Erringham Gap







28 September 2016

Dandelion
Next to Widewater Cyclepath

22 September 2016

Down's Link Cyclepath, Old Shoreham
Perennial Sow Thistle, Sonchus arvensis

24 June 2016

Lower Slopes of Mill Hill
 Lesser Hawkbit, Leontodon saxatilis

22 June 2016

Rough Hawkbit
Leontodon hispidus

Hawkweed Ox-tongue
Slonk Hill Cutting (south)

19 October 2014
 

 Rough Hawkbit
Smooth Hawk's-beard
Crepis capillaris
Lesser Hawkbit, Leontodon saxatilis
Single flowers on stem, leaves not located

Centre: " In Scorzoneroides autumnalis (the current name for L. autumnalis) the stalk is swollen and hollow at the apex, the involucral bracts are irregular, and stem leaves are absent. This has two whorls of bracts, the outer much smaller and appressed to the inner, which matches Crepis capillaris. Crepis capillaris commonly has stem leaves, but these may be absent from small or mown plants; there is a depauperate one present here."

Common yellow-flowered ligulate composites

Cichorioid Daisies are the "dandelion-like" plants with heads with containing only ligulate (strap-like) florets.
With Dandelion and Hawkweed species there is over 1000 species in Britain - and most of them are yellow-flowered.

5 October 2014
 

 
 
Hawkweed Ox-tongue
Picris hieracioides
 Cat's Ear
 
 
Near Shoreham Redoubt, Shoreham Beach
Near Shoreham Redoubt, Shoreham Beach

2 & 16 October 2014
 

 
 
 Rough Hawkbit
Rough Hawkbit 
 
 
Top of Chanctonbury Drive, north Shoreham
Downs Link Cyclepath at Old Shoreham

1 October 2014
 

Bristly Ox-tongue
Downs Link Cyclepath, Old Shoreham

12 September 2012
 

Autumnal Hawbit, Leontodon autumnalis


tember 2012
 
Autumnal Hawbit, Leontodon autumnalis