Mystery plant 061

Found in open fields and woodland edges, this plant grows in the eastern regions of North America.  When you can identify it, please leave a comment with the common name, scientific name and any personal story you may have about the plant.




A portion of the flower arrangement at the top of a leafless stalk


Plant in bloom


Lower portion of plant with leaves, and flower stalk from center




ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Rattlesnake weed (Hieracium venosum)

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3 Responses to Mystery plant 061

  1. Joan says:

    Hieracium venosum known as Rattlesnakeweed or Veiny Hawkweed around here (North Georgia) where I’ve seen in bloom on roadside embankments in April-May.

  2. Norman Smith says:

    Joan Wins!……Hieracium venosum….Rattlesnake Weed. I used to have one, but it died……

  3. Angelyn says:

    Indeed, this is Rattlesnake weed (Hieracium venosum). It’s a tricky plant to photograph (and keep most of the plant in focus) since its flowers wave so high above the red-veined basal leaves.

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