Irish wildflowers

Photographs: County Cork

Orange Hawkweed / Fox and Cubs
Pilosella aurantiaca
Searbh dearg
Family: Asteraceae

Previously listed in the genus Hieracium. Also known as Fox-and-cubs.
Flowering: June - August. Perennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Orange flowers, clusters of 5-20 flowerheads. Seeds freely. Leaves in basal rosette, also some stem leaves. Stems branched, hairy. Height: Usually over 20cm.

Occasional on dry banks, roadsides, walls. Most frequent in N Ireland. Garden escape, introduced from central Europe.

Above: Orange Hawkweed. Bantry, Co.Cork. September 2008

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