KENAI PENINSULA COOPERATIVE WEED MANAGEMENT AREA

Orange Hawkweed

       

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) Sunflower family

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.

Common in Kenai Peninsula. Found along roads, yards, riparian areas, and beaches.

More information

Distribution

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Kenai Peninsula Borough Alaska State Parks Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District U.S. Forest Service UAF Cooperative Extension Service