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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1000, Portland, OR 97204

7. Orange Hawkweed

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)

  • orange hawkweedAlso known as devil's paintbrush
  • Dandelion-like plants with multiple orange flower heads
  • Bristly hairs located on the stems
  • Stems are leafless
  • Milky sap
  • Presence of stolons
  • Flower from late May or early June through September
  • Likes open fields, mountain meadows, clearings in forest zones, and roadsides 

Photo by Michael Shepherd
Forest Service (

orange hawkweed







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