Hieracium aurantiacum

(Orange Hawkweed)

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Hieracium aurantiacum, FR 568, near Carson, Hinsdale Co. 3284/3288

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Hieracium aurantiacum, FR 568, near Carson, Hinsdale Co. 3271

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Hieracium aurantiacum, FR 568, near Carson, Hinsdale Co. 3313

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Hieracium aurantiacum, FR 568, near Carson, Hinsdale Co. 3318

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Hieracium aurantiacum, FR 568, near Carson, Hinsdale Co. 3304

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Hieracium aurantiacum, FR 568, near Carson, Hinsdale Co. 3308

Scientific Name Hieracium aurantiacum USDA PLANTS Symbol HITR2
Common Name Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 37697
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (7000 to 10000 ft.); meadows, forests and disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 28 inches tall, hairy stems.
Leaves: Several (3 to 8 or more) basal leaves, one or no stem leaves; blades oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 2 to 8 inches long, hairy surfaces, margins entire or with a few teeth.
Inflorescence: Umbel-like clusters of 3–7 composite flower heads with 30 to 45 orange rays (drying scarlet to purplish); peduncles and phyllaries are hairy-glandular.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, US Forest Service and Flora of North America.
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Colorado Status:
Introduced

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