- Hieracium aurantiacum is a perennial plant that is 11.8-23.6 in. (30-60 cm) tall and produces a milky sap.
- Leaves are mostly basal, elliptical, 2-8 in. (5-20 cm) long, 0.4-1.2 in. (1-3 cm) wide and covered with short, stiff, black hairs. The stems can grow up to 12 in. (30.5 m) tall.
- Flowers appear in compact cluster of 5 or more dandelion-like flowers on short hairy stalks at the top of the plant. They are 0.75-1 in. (1.9-2.5 cm) across, orange to red, have square-edged petals and appear in May to June on leafless flower stalks.
- Fruit is a dark seed with a tuft of white hair to be carried in the wind. The plant can spread by seeds, stolons, and rhizomes.
- Ecological Threat
- Hieracium aurantiacum is usually found in sunny areas and occurs in disturbed areas such as roadsides, gravel pits, meadows, and pastures. It is native to Europe.
- Weed of the Week - USDA Forest Service
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Alaska Noxious Weeds
- Colorado Noxious Weeds
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Forest Service-Alaska, 2004
- Great Lakes Early Detection Network
- Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
- Idaho Noxious Weeds
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- Montana Noxious Weeds
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Oregon Noxious Weeds
- Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
- Washington Noxious Weeds
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
Other System LinksPlants: HIAU
NPDN Pest: PBFBXBA
NPDN Host: 36398
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|