HIERACIUM GRANITICOLA

GRANITE HAWKWEED

Hieracium graniticola

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]

Flowers:
month8jun month8june month8jul month8july month8aug month8sep month8sept month8oct

Pappus: pappusZpossible (white)
pappus8sep pappus8sept pappus8oct pappus8nov

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8yellow
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZMany
stem
stem8round
rarity
rarityZrare

Hieracium graniticola - section Alpina

2007, Ben Macudi (975m), Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews
A very rare endangered Alpine Hawkweed that is confined to the central Cairngorms of Scotland. Population around 30-40 plants usually on steep grassy scree slopes. Often confused with the frequent Hieracuim alpina.


2007, Ben Macudi (975m), Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews
In this location is part of a sma;l colony that was discovered by David Tennant in 1976. Peter Andrews had searched the locality in a number of previous years with out success.


2007, Ben Macudi (975m), Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews


2007, Ben Macudi (975m), Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews
The hairy involucre (surround of bracts) of H. graniticola which was taken with a macro lens in the early morning before the flowers opened.


2007, Ben Macudi (975m), Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews


2007, Ben Macudi (975m), Scotland. Photo: © Peter Andrews
Leaves are bluish, deeply-lobed and blunt-tipped with longish white hairs.


It was heavily collected by Hieracium Victorian plant hunters; there are more specimens in Herbariums (approx 150) than there are in the wild!

Peter Andrews says:
" My find of H. graniticola in 2007 was of a small colony that was discovered by David Tennant in 1976. I had searched the locality in a number of previous years with out success. "


  Hieracium graniticola  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Asteraceae  

Distribution
 family8Daisy & Dandelion family8Asteraceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Hieracium
Hieracium
(Hawkweeds)

HIERACIUM GRANITICOLA

GRANITE HAWKWEED

Hieracium graniticola

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]