This pretty, yellow flower belongs to the daisy family, but appears more like a dandelion. On closer inspection it has a slender hairy stem and hairy leaves. The flowers close in the afternoon so adding to the magic of the meadow's charm as they change colour before your very eyes. The Hawkbit is similar in name and character to the Cat's-ear, Hawkweed and Goat's-beard. They are the longest flowering species in the meadows, from May till October and will come back and flower again after the first cut. often mistakenly referred to as Autumn Hawkbit because of this.