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A Eurasian plant of the daisy family which resembles a dandelion, with a rosette of leaves and yellow flowers.
- ‘When comparing the relative length and width of hawkbit and catsear leaves, catsear leaves tends to be wider than hawkbit leaves.’
- ‘But dandelions have unbranched scapes, whereas autumnal hawkbit has usually branched scapes and two or more flower-heads.’
- ‘Other members of the hawkweed group include Common Cat's ear; there are also many hawkbits and hawksbeards, all of which have dandelion-like flowers.’
- ‘Lesser hawkbit especially stand out in late summer and fall, long after the April blooming of the original dandelion.’
- ‘White Campion likes warm, sunny field margins and roadsides where it grows with moon daisies and hawkbits.’
Early 18th century: blend of hawkweed and devil's bit.
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