Leontodon hispidus

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.

Leontodon hispidus
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Scientific classification
L. hispidus
Binomial name
Leontodon hispidus
L., 1753

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]


  1. ^ "Leontodon hispidus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 19 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. 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. PMC 4920406. PMID 27341588.