Pest Photo

Michael Shephard, USDA Forest Service,

Orange hawkweed

Hieracium aurantiacum

Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Washington in 1984.

An ornamental plant widely grown in gardens for its very decorative flowers. It has been introduced into Australasia and North America and escaped from gardens and is considered an invasive species in some areas.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.