Botanical name: Leontodon taraxacoides
Family name: Asteraceae
Pulled from a crack in the pavement where it had formed a well-weathered rosette.
Hawkbit is a perennial weed often confused with dandelion and several other weed species which also have yellow flowers and look quite similar. As with dandelion, catsear and hawksbeard, hawkbit grows as a rosette, with leaves radiating out from a growing point situated at ground level. This enables it to tolerate mowing and grazing. It has hairy leaves, unlike dandelion and hawksbeard. However, its leaves tend to be narrower than those of catsear. (Massey Uni Weeds Database)