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CindyG
May 1, 2016 7:07 AM CST
Can anyone identify this weed, it is growing in a friends yard and taking over the grass. It is in Massachusetts.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 1, 2016 7:16 AM CST
I puzzled over this since you posted on the other thread - glad you brought it over here. I was sure I knew this plant, what I might be thinking of is Hieracium aurantiacum.

Some pics:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=hieracium+aurantiacum+leaves&...
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Zencat
May 1, 2016 7:24 AM CST
It looks familiar to me too but my brain doesn't want to give up the info. I'm going to watch this and see what comes up.
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jvdubb
May 1, 2016 7:47 AM CST
It reminds me of Knautia for some reason, but not quite right.
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AlyssaBlue
May 1, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Is it a ground creeper, or does it get tall?
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Zencat
May 1, 2016 8:16 AM CST
Any flowers?

CindyG
May 1, 2016 8:23 AM CST
No flowers yet, but spring is just starting here.
It is still not high of the ground, first year they came up
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sooby
May 1, 2016 8:26 AM CST
The long hairs on the leaves should really narrow it down, those are why I was thinking Hieracium (hawkweed). Here's another page of pics, scroll down to the bottom image. We have it in the less maintained areas of grass (hate to call it lawn) around our house:

http://www.weedinfo.ca/en/weed-index/view/id/HIEAU
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
May 1, 2016 8:27 AM CST
I think you might be onto something there.
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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 8:40 AM CST
Hieracium pilosella I think .. one I have in my grass, I leave it for the insects.

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/hieracium/pilose...

http://botany.cz/cs/hieracium-pilosella/

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Hieracium+pilosella&source...
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sooby
May 1, 2016 8:57 AM CST
Hieracium pilosella does look closer than Hieracium aurantiacum. We have both here I think but I notice the orange one more because it's a more unusual colour. I'd volunteer a comparison picture if I could find both but it's raining....
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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 9:11 AM CST
The orange one, Pilosella aurantiaca? I have that too! Name muddling. Hilarious!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pilosella+aurantiaca&biw=1...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pilosella+aurantiaca&biw=1...
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sooby
May 1, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Yes, formerly known as Hieracium aurantiacum. Another name change I wasn't aware of Sighing! I see according to the Catalogue of Life Hieracium pilosella is now Pilosella officinarum ("provisionally accepted"). I'm getting too old for all this name changing.....
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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 9:48 AM CST
Darn! I have named a yellow one Pilosella officinarum around the same time I named the orange one Pilosella aurantiaca in June 2012. Rolling my eyes.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Pilosella+officinarum&biw=...

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/gcc-92917

The data was supplied in February 2012, those I first named in my photos are in September 2010. I copied the name from the orange ones to more photos I took in June and August 2012.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/gcc-25499

http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/?Page=NameDetails&N...
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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Aaah, but Pilosella aurantiaca (L.) F.W.Schultz & Sch.Bip. is accepted! Confusing?! Hilarious!

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/gcc-129064

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