Orange Hawkweed


  • Similar to strawberry plants, orange hawkweed produces leafy runners that can produce new plants.
  • Leafy runners; hairy, leafless stems; clusters of vibrant orange-red dandelion-type heads; exudes a white latex when damaged or broken.
  • Height 1 to 3 Feet

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Weed Information

ControlMechanical, herbicide, biological and prescribed grazing. Contact your local County Weed District or local applicator for more information.
HabitatMost commonly found in forest openings, abandoned fields, clear-cuts, and along roadsides.
RootExtensive shallow root system
Leaf ShapeNarrow, Lance-shaped
LifespanPerennial: two years or longer
Priority 2A WeedCommon in isolated areas of Montana
Similar Looking PlantsOrange mountain dandelion
Important InformationFlowers bloom in May to June on leafless flower stalks. Seeds remain viable in the soil for up to 7 years. Plants have been reported to be allelopathic (inhibiting growth of other plants) and spread by creeping stolons.