* Flowers yellow, composite, branching from the top of the stalk, 1" across.
* Leaves sessile, toothed, opposite, ascending stalk.
* Height: 2-5'.
* Flowers July - September.
* Habitat: Forest edges, thickets.
* Range: Throughout Canada and the northeastern United States.
* Although Canadian hawkweed is native to North America, other types
of hawkweed were known and used by classical civilizations. The Greek
physician and philosopher Dioscorides wrote of hawkweed: "Saturn owns
it. Hawkweed is cooling, somewhat drying and binding, and good for
the heat of the stomach...A scruple of the dried root given in wine
and vinegar is profitable for dropsy...The green leaves, bruised and
with a little salt, applied to any place burnt with fire before blisters
arise, help them."