Orange Hawkweed - (pilosella aurantiaca)
12°C - Feels like 10°C - 10 mph SSE Wind Speed - 13 mph Gusts - Cloudy. The Hawkweed is at its best at the moment - in my gravel anyway☺ I have it in all its varieties and stages. On the left is the real Fox-and-Cubs image where there is a cluster of blooms at the end of the stem, and on the right is one with a single bloom and alongside it a plant with a cluster of Hawkweed about to bloom. It has other names like Tawny Hawkweed or Devil’s Paintbrush, and is a hardy perennial herb that used to be used in lung and asthma conditions. It was brought to Britain from Europe in the 17th Century as a garden plant. I’m happy to have it in my garden, but how it got here is a mystery!