General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: readily self-seeds.
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Asiatic False Hawksbeard
  • Oriental False Hawksbeard
  • Japanese Hawkweed
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Youngia japonica
  • Synonym: Youngia lyrata

  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 17, 2013 2:25 PM concerning plant:
    Youngia japonica is a clump forming annual that can reach heights of 12 to 14 inches, with leaves growing to 6 inches in length. The plant bears many individual small yellow flower heads. Asiatic False Hawksbeard is a common, nuisance weed that has naturalized here in Florida but it has a short taproot, making it easy to pull up. It sprouts in lawns, nursery containers, flower beds and disturbed sites.

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