Asteraceae
Hieracium gracile

Alpine Hawkweed

Slender. Stems unbranched, hairless. Leaves oblong, 1–3 in. long, entire or small-toothed, no or few hairs on surface. Basal leaves in rosettes; stem leaves sparse or none. Flower heads few, loosely clustered at top. Disk flowers 20–35, yellow, ray-like, held in a cup covered with black glandular hairs. Common in subalpine and alpine, on moist rocky soils at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--12 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes