Kōrero: Weeds of agriculture

Mouse-ear hawkweed

Mouse-ear hawkweed

Mouse-ear hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella) is a major problem in some South Island tussock grasslands. It favours dry, sunny areas on sandy, less fertile soil. It produces stolons (stems that grow across the surface of the ground), which generate a new rosette at their extremity and form dense mats, taking up pasture space. It is also propagated by seeds. Hawkweed is hairy and unpalatable to sheep.

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Photograph by Barrie J. Wills

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Weeds in pasture, crops and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16479/mouse-ear-hawkweed (accessed 23 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Ian Popay, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008