Common name: Orange Hawkweed
Hieracium aurantiacum subsp. carpathicola Nägeli & Peter APNI*
Description: Prostrate to ascending, stoloniferous hairy perennial to 40 cm high.
Leaves clustered, oblong to obovate, to 10 cm long.
Compound flowerheads 5 to 30, radiate, 10 to 20 mm diameter. Ray florets bright range to red, disk florets yellow.
Cypsellas black, oblong, ribbed, with a pappus of fine white bristles.
Flowering: Flowers spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of the mountains of northern and central Europe. Introduced in Australia in monatne and alpine areas of Tasmania, Victoria and the southern tablelands of New South Wales.
Grassy areas usually at high altitudes or latitudes
NSW subdivisions: *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Declared Noxious Weed
Serious weed threat, on the Australian Alert List for Environmental Weeds
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