Panicled Hawkweed

A close-up of the dandelionish head, and a silhouette after it has closed for the evening. There are many varieties of hawkweed around here. This one can be 4 feet tall… They get their genus name, meaning hawk, from Pliny, naturalist of ye old ancient times, who thought hawks ate these plants to improve their eyesight (!). Aster family. Native.

Panicled Hawkweed, Devil’s Paintbrush, Mouse-ear (Hieracium paniculatum)