Meadow Hawkweed Complex
(Hieracium pratense, H. floribundum, H. piloselloides)
Photo by Tom Whitson, Roy Reichenbach
Produced by Wyoming Weed & Pest Council in cooperation with Sandoz Crop Protection Corp.
Photos from Montana Weed Control Association
Growth Habit: Orange Hawkweed and three yellow-petaled invasive, reproducing by seed, rhizomes, stolons, and adventitious root buds.
Leaves: Basal rosettes have hairy, narrow, spatula-shaped leaves that are dark green to light green.
Stem: rosette can produce 10 to 25 flowering stems that can grow up to 3 feet tall. The stems are covered with short stiff hairs.
Flower: five to 30 bright yellow dandelion - like flowers.
Roots: rhizomes, stolons, and adventitious root buds.
Reproduction: reproduce by seeds, stolons, rhizomes, and adventitious root buds.
Habitat: pastures and rangelands