Photographer: Merel R. Black
Hieracium aurantiacum L.
devil's-paintbrush, grim-the-collier, orange hawkweed, red daisy
Hieracium: classical name hierakion from ancient Greek hierax, "a hawk". The Roman naturalist Pliny believed that hawks fed on this plant to strengthen their eyesight and thus it became the Greek and Latin name for this and similar plants, called hawkweed.
Invasive - Eradicate!
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-24" tall forb with milky juice; stems very hairy; root forming mats|
|Flower: ||head 3/4" -1" wide with red to orange rays; inflorescence compact clusters with 5-50 short-stalked heads; blooms June-Oct.|
|Leaf:||mostly basal, 1 or 2 smaller ones on the stem, very hairy|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|
|Notes: ||very similar to H. caespitosum except for flower color|