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Photo of beaked hawkweed plant showing basal leaves, stalk, and flowers.

Beaked Hawkweed

Beaked hawkweed is a very hairy, usually single-stemmed perennial herb. The flowerheads appear in open clusters and are borne at the tips of the stems. The basal leaves are broadly obovate, very hairy, and rough, ranging in length to 8 inches. The stem leaves are smaller, becoming sessile, and also very hairy.

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Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

Beaked Hawkweed

Hieracium gronovii
A native wildflower of forests, blufftops, glades, pastures, and roadsides, beaked hawkweed looks something like a hairy, yellow-flowering chicory. It is found mostly south of the Missouri River.

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Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

Beaked Hawkweed (Flowers)

A native wildflower of forests, blufftops, glades, pastures, and roadsides, beaked hawkweed looks something like a hairy, yellow-flowering chicory. It is found mostly south of the Missouri River.

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Photo of beaked hawkweed spent flowers and seed heads.

Beaked Hawkweed (Seed Heads)

Beaked hawkweed is a native wildflower found mostly south of the Missouri River, in rocky, dry, open woods, fields, and ravines.

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Photo of a chicory plant.

Chicory (Blue Sailors)

Cichorium intybus
In summer and fall, the pretty blue flowers of chicory decorate roadsides and other disturbed areas. This weedy member of the aster family was introduced from Europe long ago. Its roots have been used as a coffee substitute.

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Chicory (Blue Sailors)

In summer and fall, the pretty blue flowers of chicory decorate roadsides and other disturbed areas. This weedy member of the aster family was introduced from Europe long ago. Its roots have been used as a coffee substitute.

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Chicory (Blue Sailors) (Flowerhead)

The flowerheads of chicory emerge all along the stems with light blue or white (occasionally pink), strap-shaped ray florets that are toothed at end. It blooms May-October.

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Chicory (Blue Sailors) (Leaves)

The basal leaves of chicory resemble those of dandelion, with a prominent center vein, triangular lobes, and deep, rounded sinuses. The leaves become much smaller above the base.

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Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom

Decurrent False Aster

Boltonia decurrens
A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production.

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Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom

Decurrent False Aster

A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production. It is endangered and a Species of Conservation Concern in Missouri; nationwide, it is threatened.

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