Hieracium aurantiacum

Orange Hawkweed

Stems erect, with many stolons. Leaves entire or slightly lobed, coarsely hairy, 2–8 in. long, oblong, with long petioles. Five to 25 flower heads on stem, each on a short stalk. Ray-like disk flowers burnt orange, sometimes fading to purple or pink. Grows in mountain meadows, other open areas. Considered a noxious weed in some places since it spreads by runners as well as by seed. Soon becomes common weed of urban lawns where grown in flower gardens.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--36 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
  • Native: No