Leontodon hispidus

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Leontodon hispidus
Leontodon hispidus hyoseroides.jpg
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L. hispidus
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Leontodon hispidus
L., 1753

Leontodon hispidus is a species of hawkbit known by the common names bristly hawkbit[1] and rough hawkbit.[2] It is native to Europe but it can be found throughout North America as an introduced species.

It ranked first place among the "non-weed" perennials examined in a recent British study for meadow flora nectar productivity. Its production was almost twice as high as the best-ranking annual that was not considered a weed. Certain plants classed as weeds (including ragwort, bull thistle, and creeping thistle) produced the most nectar of all.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leontodon hispidus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ Hicks, DM; Ouvrard, P; Baldock, KCR (2016). "Food for Pollinators: Quantifying the Nectar and Pollen Resources of Urban Flower Meadows". PLoS ONE. 11 (6): e0158117. Bibcode:2016PLoSO..1158117H. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158117.