Hieracium aurantiacum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Hieracium aurantiacum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 4 [Hieracium caespitosum Dumort.], but the fls red-orange (unique among our spp.), becoming deeper red in drying; plants 1–6 dm, with slender stolons and ordinarily with a slender, elongate rhizome; lvs sometimes a little wider, up to 3.5 cm; invol long-setose, hispid with blackish, gland-tipped hairs, and slightly tomentose; 2n=18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72. A weed of fields, roadsides, and meadows; native of Europe, now widespread in se. Can. and ne. U.S., s. to N.C. and W.Va., and w. to Minn. and Io. June–Sept.

  • Common Names

    orange-red king-devil