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Rattlesnake Weed
Hieracium venosum

The purple veined-leaves of rattlesnake weed are unmistakable. Yellow flowers bloom on a long, wiry stem (making it hard to get both flowers and leaves in focus in a single photograph).

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: dry open woods, clearings
• Height: 12-30 inches
• Flower size: head is 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
• Flower color: yellow
• Flowering time: May to October
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.