Featured in Wildflowers of North America – Dec 10, 2010
Featured in One Single Flower – On Show – Oct 31, 2010

Orange Hawkweed ( Hieracium aurantiacum ) is a common wildflower also called devil’s paintbrush.
Its flowerheads resemble tiny brushes dipped in orange paint, and it can be a devil of a weed.

Plant: Erect, bristly-hairy, 1-to several-stemmed perennial 10-60 cm tall, with milky sap.

Leaves: Basal, tufted, 5-15cm long.

Flowerheads: Red-orange, 1.5-2.5cm across; florets all strap like, above a cluster of bracts with stiff, black, often gland-tipped hairs; flowerheads in compact, branched clusters of 5-30.

Blooms: June to August

Fruits: Ribbed seed-like achenes with a tuft of soft, brownish hairs.

Habitat: disturded sites
I took this photo in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.

I’m married to a wonderful man for over 35 years. I have one daughter and one grandson. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Photography is my passion as is travelling. I do both whenever I can.

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Teresa!! Great composition, DOF and information!!!

  • Thank you Blair. I truly appreciate your kind comment my friend.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and colors~ awesome detail!!

  • Thanks a lot Cheryl.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot hon, I love the color, the composition and I love the little fuzzy hairs,,,,,,,,great capture

  • Thank you hon. I like the hair and colour. I’m glad you like it too.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Eliza1Anna
    Eliza1Annaover 4 years ago

    Piekne zdjecie, Teniu! Sliczne kolory! Tez mi sie podobaja te “wloski” :))

  • Ja tez lubie te wloski i ten pomarancz jest bardzo intensywny. Dzieki Eliza za wizyte i mily komentarz.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 4 years ago

    Terrific DOF!

  • Thanks a lot Al.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • nysjoyce10
    nysjoyce10over 4 years ago

    Beautiful wildflower. Nice shot.

  • Thank you Joyce.

    – Teresa Zieba

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • paolo1955
    paolo1955over 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • Thank you Paolo.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Awesome work Teresa, neat closeup, love the colors…inst fave!!1

  • Thanks for the comment and a fave Larry. I’m glad you like it.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Munggo
    Munggoover 4 years ago

    Very cool, great job.

  • Thanks once again, much appreciated.

    – Teresa Zieba

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