OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pilosella aurantiaca   FAMILY Asteraceae_   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hieracium aurantiacum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH New treatment of Pilosella for EuroMediterranean flora (Brautigam & Greuter, 2007)
Pilosella aurantiaca

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-10-002:
Hieracium aurantiacum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush, Orange King-devil


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image of Pilosella aurantiaca, Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush, Orange King-devil

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hiau_001_lvd

        

image of Pilosella aurantiaca, Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush, Orange King-devil

Keith Bradley    kab_h_aurantiacum_2670

June        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Several brilliant red-orange flower heads in a compact cluster, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Pilosella aurantiaca, Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush, Orange King-devil

Ben Geer Keys    bgk2297_a

September        

image of Pilosella aurantiaca, Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush, Orange King-devil

JK Marlow    jkm090923_040

September    Hancock County    ME

Involucres densely clothed with black trichomes & stipitate glands, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pilosella aurantiaca, Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush, Orange King-devil

JK Marlow    jkm090923_045

September    Hancock County    ME

Lvs oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic. Stem stipitate-glandular. Both pilose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pilosella aurantiaca   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hieracium aurantiacum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH New treatment of Pilosella for EuroMediterranean flora (Brautigam & Greuter, 2007)
Pilosella aurantiaca

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-10-002:
Hieracium aurantiacum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2297

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Red
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Achene

 

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