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Grass

Description:

Type of grass.




1 species ID suggestions

Aonghus
Aonghus 2 years ago
Hawkbeard
File:HAWKBEARD.jpg

5 Comments

Rajendra
Rajendra 2 years ago

I am not sure whether its a flower or not. But its a very dry grass. And as Aonghus suggested it looks like Hawkbeard.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Yes they are in Tribe of Chicory...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cichorieae

This is dried flower at seeds stage.

Aonghus
Aonghus 2 years ago

False dandelions
Hawksbeard flower heads and ripe seeds are sometimes confused with dandelions.
Dandelions are so similar to catsears (Hypochaeris) that catsears are also known as "false dandelions". Both plants carry similar flowers, which form into windborne seeds. However, dandelion flowers are borne singly on unbranched, hairless and leafless, hollow stems, while catsear flowering stems are branched, solid and carry bracts. Both plants have a basal rosette of leaves and a central taproot. However, the leaves of dandelions are smooth or glabrous, whereas those of catsears are coarsely hairy.
Other plants with superficially similar flowers include hawkweeds (Hieracium) and hawksbeards (Crepis). These are readily distinguished by branched flowering stems, which are usually hairy and bear leaves.

Aonghus
Aonghus 2 years ago

That's only a suggestion. I'm no expert. I thought I was looking at a Dandelion and go googled dandelions for more information to confirm and found this photo of 'Hawkbeard' which was described as often being confused with dandelions. They appear to match ?!

Rajendra
Rajendra 2 years ago

Thanks Aonghus

Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune, India

Lat: 18.75, Long: 73.75

Spotted on Feb 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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