ROADWEEDS OF THE UPPER PENINSULA
|Hawkweed (Hieracium spp.)|
Hawkweeds have many variants and hybrids. Botanists struggle how to classify this shifty genus. However, most hawkweeds have the characteristic orange flower on top of a slender stalk. Sometimes, the flowers are yellow. There may be two or three flowers atop the same stalk. The flowers are actually a collection of specialized individuals flowers, true of all members of the Composite family. The flower stalks usually have hairs, from a few to many. Leaves are generally clustered at the base of the plant. Hawkweeds stand from one to three feet in height.
Return to the Red/Orange Flower Page, or to the Michigan Invasive Plant Council home page.
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