Field Guide to Noxious and Other Selected Weeds of British Columbia

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)



  • Regional Noxious Weed

  • fibrous-rooted perennial with milky juice and above ground runners grows 30 to 60 cm tall; leaves mostly basal; leafless flowering stalk covered with stiff, black, glandular hairs; vibrant orange-red flowers

  • similar plants include yellow hawkweed (Hieracium pratense) which has yellow flowers and meadow hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella), also yellow-flowered but with only one flower head per stem

  • over 15 hawkweed species occur in British Columbia. Most are yellow-flowered native plants
Orange hawkweed with stiff, glandular hairs
Yellow hawkweed flower
More information about orange hawkweed (Weeds BC)
Orange Hawkweed - Integrated Weed Management (PDF 361KB)
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