Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium) by Sheri Nye

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium) by 


A Perennial herbaceous plant, 10-20" high; each hairy stem bears one or a dense cluster of dandelion-like, orange or yellow flowerheads. The stem grows from a basal rosette of hairy leaves. Hawkweeds colonize and can rapidly dominate a site. They grow well on disturbed, dry low productivity soils.

Leaves: Hairy rosette made up of entire or minutely toothed leaves, spatula-shaped, 4-6" long. They are dark green above and lighter green beneath.

Flowers: Bright yellow or orange dandelion-like, 0.5" to .75" in diameter; arranged in a dense flat-topped cluster of flowers.

Seeds: Each flower bears 12-30 tiny, columnar seeds with a light-brown tuft of bristles for wind dispersal. Seeds and are viable in the soil for up to 7 years.

Roots: Spreads primarily vegetatively through runners, (4-12 per flowering plant), rhizomes, (underground stems producing new plants) and sporadic root buds.

This photo was taken in Ashtabula County, Ohio.

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Comments

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

  • teresa731
    teresa731over 1 year ago

    Simply beautiful.. great color!!

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS

    Featured July 30th, 2013

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is
    being FEATURED in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous intense colour

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    nice bokeh and DOF to isolate your subject

  • lorilee
    lorilee11 months ago

    Don’t forget to enter our Orange You Pretty Challenge

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