Hieracium partense 

Field Hawkweed King Devil

Names and Myths

Hieracium Latin hierax Hawk

partense of meadows

Common name from English folklore - hawks sharpened their eyesight with the juice from these plants.17

Natural history / Folklore

Naturalized from Europe. They spread by both seeds and stolons (underground stems). They can take over a field, preventing the growth of the grass.17


May - September Hairy yellow basal lanceolate leaves, groups of yellow flowers at top of stem.

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