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Vick, Albert F. W.
Hieracium venosum L.
Rattlesnake Weed, Rattlesnakeweed
Synonym(s): Hieracium venosum var. nudicaule
USDA Symbol: hive
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Numerous yellow, dandelion-like flower heads in open clusters atop a long, usually leafless flower stalk; sap milky.
This native woodland flower is relatively widespread but most common in areas where rattlesnakes occur, hence the common name. Within the East, 11 other yellow-flowered species of Hieracium occur, nine of them native.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
Ontario; New England south to Florida, west to Louisiana, and north to Missouri and Michigan. Native Habitat:
Dry open woods, thickets, and clearings.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff