Hieracium aurantiacum L. 

Orange Hawkweed

Devil’s paintbrush

Names and Myths

Hieracium Latin hierax Hawk

aurantiacum orange-red

Natural history / Folklore

Hawkweeds are able to reproduce asexually, this was unknown in Mendel’s time and probably the reason he was unable to duplicate his success with Peas using hawkweeds. 9 Was introduced to Maine from England as a garden ornamental in 1875, by the 1890’s it had spread to Michigan. 9


Milky juice, basal leaves and orange flowers. Flower heads are composed of 5 to 25 flowers.45

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