Family: ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) (Sunflower Family)

Genus: Hieracium Species: aurantiacum

Description: Hairy and mostly leafless stalk bears several heads of ray flowers; Flowers: heads 0.5″ (1.3 cm) wide, each surrounded by bracts covered with gland-tipped black hairs; Leaves: basal leaves 2-10″ (5-25 cm) long, oblong, untoothed, covered with stiff hairs; Both the yellow and orange hawkweeds were introduced from Europe. They spread quickly by leafy runners.

Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, newly-disturbed areas;

In Bloom: May – August