Youngia japonica (L.) DC.
Candolle, A.P. de (1838) Prodromus 7: 194.
Oriental false Hawksbeard; Japanese hawkweed
Annual herb up to 60 cm tall.
Leaf blades 5-13.5 x 2.8-5 cm, surfaces of the leaf blade clothed in hairs more densely on the lower surface; petioles 1.2-3 cm long.
Flower heads 3-4 mm diam., consisting of perfect flowers subtended by a single whorl of 5 bracts, each bract 2-2.5 mm long and a second row of 8 bracts each about 6 mm long. Calyx lobes, i.e. pappus, about 3 mm long. Corolla about 5 mm long, splitting along one side for about 3 mm. Anthers fused together, about 1 mm long, filaments about 1 mm long. Pollen yellow. Ovary about 1 mm long. Style + Stigma about 4 mm long. Ovule solitary.
Features not available.
A weed of lawns, roadsides and orchards (Thompson 2007).