Hawkweed-Orange

Hieracium aurantiacum

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Dry, sun, dunes, fields, meadows, roadsides
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-2′
Flower Several bright orange flower heads grow on a single stalk, but only a few open at a time. Individual flowers are about 1″ wide and are made up of 20-30 ray flowers. Flowers close at night and on cloudy days.
Leaf Leaves are linear, toothless, and are on the ground. They are 2-5″ long with rounded ends.
Notes Sometimes called “Devil’s Paintbrush”, these plants often grow in large patches and spreads by above-ground runners.

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