Definition of Hieracium
1. Noun. Large genus of perennial hairy herbs of Europe to western Asia to northwestern Africa and North America; few are ornamental; often considered congeneric with Pilosella.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Hawkweed, Hieracium Praealtum, King Devil, Yellow Hawkweed
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hieracium
Literary usage of Hieracium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Round-leav'd rough Hawkweed, with a tall Stalk. 17. Hieracium ... Suc- cory-leav'd mountain Hawkweed. 23. Hieracium maximum, chon- ..."
2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1810)
"Hieracium dubium. Linn. Sp. PI. 1125. SOT. Fl. Brit. 828. TV. of Linn. Soc. v. 9. 226. Huds. 344. With. 684. Hull. cd. 2. 230. H. Auricula. Fl. Dan. t. ..."
3. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1908)
"For the last three or four years I have noticed a Hieracium of rather unfamiliar appearance growing in a field near Norwood Cove, at Southwest Harbor, ..."