Definition of hawksbeard in English:



  • A plant of the daisy family which resembles a dandelion but has a branched stem with several flowers.

    Genus Crepis, family Compositae

    • ‘Asiatic false hawksbeard is found from Pennsylvania to Texas and all states southeast, as well as Hawaii.’
    • ‘You'll find this most common of the hawksbeards ranging anywhere from a few inches to several feet in height.’
    • ‘Hawksbeard is more likely to be found in crops and gardens.’
    • ‘Tapertip hawksbeard is an important food source for sage-grouse.’
    • ‘Most dandelions had retreated, but in a several places dandelion lookalikes - hawksbeards, hawkweeds and wild lettuce - were still much in evidence.’