Rough hawkweed

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated April 2019.

Scientific name: Hieracium scabrum Michx.

Common name(s): rough hawkweed, sticky hawkweed,

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile , NPIN Profile

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– perennial

-leaves are

  • simple
  • alternate
  • widely elliptical near the bottom


-disturbed sites

-meadows and fields


Natural History:

-The Rappahannock indians used rough hawkweed as an antidiarrheal



Go Botany. “Hieracium Scabrum Michx.” Hieracium Scabrum (Rough Hawkweed): Go Botany, 2021,