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Bristly Ox-tongue, Picris echiodes Family: Asteraceae
Picris echiodes / Helminthotheca echioides     *     Bristly Ox-tongue

Flowering time: June - October. Annual or biennial

Habitat: Often coastal, fields, waste ground, disturbed roadsides. Widespread S and SE England, less frequent further north, rare in Ireland.

Distinctive heart-shaped, bristly outer bracts surround the yellow flowerheads. Achenes have a long, slender beak. Stout prickly-hairy stems, the oblong-lanceolate leaves covered with stiff, bristly hairs with swollen whitish bases. Height to 100cm

Similar: Hawkweed Oxtongue, Picris hieracioides


Bristly Ox-tongue, Picris echiodes, Helminthotheca echioides       Bristly Ox-tongue, Picris echiodes


Bristly Ox-tongue, Picris echiodes, Helminthotheca echioides
Bristly Ox-tongue, Picris echiodes
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