Also known commonly as Orange Hawkweed and Hieracium aurantiacum, this is one Hawkweed which is more easily identified than many of the others of that genus. This is because of its startlingly bright, orange flowers which grow in clusters on stems with blackish hairs. The flowers (15-30mm ) are in tight clusters of up to ten and are composed of ray florets only. The leaves are lanceolate, also hairy and are in a basal rosette. The plants grow on roadside verges and banks and flower from June to August. This is an introduced plant belonging to the Asteraceae family.
I first identified this plant in Ardrishaig in Scotland in 1994 and photographed it in Piercestown, Co Wexford in 2006.
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