Hawkweed species

Hieracium subgenus Hieracium

A roadside in the recent North Star fire was the perfect place for a new infestation of yellow hawkweed to emerge. 

Another new site of yellow hawkweed was discovered in the recent North Star fire growing along the roadside. 

 Close up of orange hawkweed flowers.

Close up of orange hawkweed flowers.

Orange and yellow hawkweed invasive plant species are of serious concern on the Colville Reservation. It's an aggressive, unpalatable competitor of pasture and range plant species, crowding out more desirable forage. It is a serious pest of lowland pasture, mountain meadows and lawns. It’s sold as an ornamental plant in nurseries.

Please visit NWBC for more information on this weed.