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Hieracium aurantiacum

 
Hieracium aurantiacum
Common name hawkweed
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers orange (late spring)
Size 18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes not fussy
From seed self-seeds

We, ahem, introduced this one into our garden. It came in a six-pack, from a local native plant sale. And sure enough, it was a nice little plant - soft-hairy low-growing leaves with orange dandelion-like flowers - great! Except, it seeds everywhere, and wants to creep by roots too... So we finally decided that it is no longer welcome in our garden beds - but by now, it has colonized our lawn as well. At least it's pretty :-)

This is a weed in our garden

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