It’s been my goal to learn a couple new plants every time I go hiking. This week, one of my new plants is white-flowered hawkweed (Hieracium albiflorum), an aster with hairy leaves. It’s a good time of year to identify this particular plant because both its flowers and seeds are present, and reproductive structures really grease the wheel of plant identification. Below are my field sketches, and my macro photos of the flower and the seedhead (both quite small!). Identification source: Gilkey and Dennis dichotomous key.

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