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Helminthotheca echioides (bristly ox-tongue)

Common, non-native, annual herb, found in disturbed areas. Flowers are yellow (dandelion like). Blooms spring to summer. Previous scientific name: Picris echioides.

Helminthotheca echioides (bristly ox-tongue). NON-NATIVE. Seedlings pictured in winter.


Helminthotheca echioides (bristly ox-tongue). NON-NATIVE. Maturing seedlings pictured in winter.


Helminthotheca echioides (bristly ox-tongue). NON-NATIVE. Seedlings pictured in summer.


Helminthotheca echioides (bristly ox-tongue). NON-NATIVE. Seedlings pictured in summer.


Helminthotheca echioides (bristly ox-tongue). NON-NATIVE. Seedlings pictured in summer.