Orange Hawkweed


Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) Sunflower family

Not yet found in Fairbanks area - Report immeddiately if found! Call 479-1213

A perennial with colorful orange-red flowers about one inch in diameter. Flowers consist of ray florets only with notches upper margins. Leaves clusters in a basal rosette. Leaves are covered in soft white hairs; stems have shorter dark hairs. Stems 2 to 12 inches, occasionally growing to 2 feet.

Spreads by stolons, rhizomes, and seed. A favorite flower of unwary gardeners and wildflower enthusiasts. Moves into forb meadows and wetlands where it spreads more aggressively. Forms dense mats, crowding out native plants.

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Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District USKH Inc.    Alaska Association of Conservation Districts Natural Resources Conservation Service UAF Cooperative Extension Service Alaska Department of Fish and Game