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Tall treesTall trees Posts: 175

can somebody I.d. This plant please its growing on poor soil in a lawn .image


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,355

    Hieracium aurantiacum aka Pilosella aurantiaca. Don't know which name is current

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Yep, commonly known a "Fox and cubs" and "Orange hawkweed".  Spreads by runners just under the surface and by seed.  Quite pretty but difficult to get rid once you have it.  It's one of the few native flowers which are orange.

    Last edited: 08 June 2016 20:01:25

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 175

    Thanks Bob, the lawn is very poor, best start again I think. 

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