Rough hawkbit is a wildflower of grassland, hay meadows and road verges. Long single stems produce bright yellow dandelion-like flowers lasting from May-October. Following the flowers are fluffy seed heads which are dispersed by the wind. In open areas, it therefore self seeds and spreads. It prefers a sunny position and a well drained soil, being ideal in a cottage garden border or a wildlife meadow and adding a fabulous burst of colour.
The Rough hawkbit is great for pollinators especially bees and it’s possible to catch the smell of sweet honey from the flower when it is open in the sunshine.
It is a member of the Daisy family and has medicinal applications
Available to buy online or visit us at The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset