Hawk's Beards, Hawkweeds and Hawkbits

I'm still finding IDs of these challenging so my first step is to document these prolific determined flowers. This page is for the unknowns, not the relatively easy to identify yellow flowered weeds (sow thistles, nipplewort, hedge mustard, wall lettuce, goat's-beard, celandine, greater and lesser, wild rocket, etc)

 

I first saw this last summer and been frustrated trying to find an ID but I think I've had a breakthrough: Hawkweed Ox-tongue which was first in the chichory family. (I even called this "yellow chicory" as I didn't know what it was and it looked so similar.)

August 2017

I have recently come across the term DYC (damn yellow composite) and this is an excellent example of one. I cannot identify it. To me, this looks just like chicory but I cannot find that chicory ever has yellow flowers. (If you have any further info, please do get in touch, julie at gardenwithoutdoors.org.uk, thanks).

common hawkweed

close-up of the flowers

common hawkweed

 

damn yellow composite

above, close-up of one of the flowers from the plant below

no initial rosette or it's withered by now (will move those leaves at the bottom and check), alternate stem leaves

damn yellow composite

this was the plant above a couple weeks before, quite hairy and strong centre red line on the opposite leaves

damn yellow composite

initial toothed leaves rosette, no stem leaves (cat's ear?)

Damn Yellow Composite

damn yellow composite

I've been watching this one for a long time as it's quite near me and easy to walk past and keep an eye on it. Full flowering after ?? weeks. 23-6-2018

damn yellow composite

Beginning of June 2018, it has flowered and no one disturbed it. I'm wondering if it's the same as the "damn yellow composite" from August 2017, below.

damn yellow composite dyc

damn yellow composite dyc

damn yellow composite dyc

close-up of a flower

damn yellow composite dyc

close-up of another flower

damn yellow composite dyc

close-up of the base

damn yellow composite dyc

this is the plant above a couple weeks before when the flowers were just opening

damn yellow composite

2 months before, 20-4-2018, very red at the base of and centre of the leaves

damn yellow composite

two weeks before that, 7-4-2018, initial rosette of red-centred toothed leaves

damn yellow composite

2 weeks before that 23-3-2018, the first time I noticed this plant

damn yellow composite

around that time, plants were starting to self-seed, here are two more from that time, same plants I'm sure

damn yellow composite

this one I'm not so sure of, looks slightly different, less red, less pronounced toothes on the leaves but the one on the left above is something between this one and the one above right so maybe this one is just a younger example

damn yellow composite

Sept 2018 I have moved this from the main weed page to here to re-assess. I had it under "Autumn Hawkbit" but wondering now about Hawkweed Ox-tongue as I am for a few of the plants on this page.

I saw this yesterday (Sept 2nd) round the corner from me in a walled carpark which is a combination of planting and weeds in a protected environment. (we went there on the Chelsea Fringe weed walk)

autumn hawkbit

the grey wood is a picnic table which this plant had to grow above to get some sun

autumn hawkbit

a pot with those distinctive leaves

autumn hawkbit leaves

some in the ground as well

autumn hawkbit leaves