Orange Hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca

Summary 3

Pilosella aurantiaca (fox-and-cubs, orange hawk bit,:208 devil's paintbrush, grim-the-collier) is a perennial flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae native to alpine regions of central and southern Europe, where it is protected in several regions.

How to recognize it? 4

Leafy runners; hairy, leafless stems; clusters of vibrant orange-red dandelion-type heads. Exudes milky juice when broken. Grow to 75cm (2.5 ft).

Native lookalike: Orange mountain dandelion (Agoseris)

Observations in Banff National Park 5

When are they blooming in Banff National Park? Late June at the earliest. Full bloom usually during the second half of July. Bloom/seeding continuing on until early September.

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