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Hieracium megacephalum
Coastal plain hawkweed (Hieracium megacephalon) (5480056421).jpg
Coastal plain hawkweed (Hieracium megacephalon
Scientific classification
Genus:
Hieracium
Species:
megacephalum
Synonyms

Hieracium megacephalon Nash

Hieracium megacephalum, the coastal plain hawkweed, is a North American plant species in the dandelion tribe within the sunflower family. It grows only in the southeastern United States, in Georgia, Florida, and the Carolinas.

Hieracium megacephalum is an herb up to 40 cm (16 in) tall, with leaves on the stem and also in a rosette at the bottom. Leaves are up to 120 mm (4.7 in) long, sometimes with teeth on the edges. One stalk can produce as many as 50 flower heads in a flat-topped array. Each head has 20–50 yellow ray flowers but no disc flowers.

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