[Hawkweeds of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed

Hieracium gracile

Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile

Flower head of Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo above shows the hairy involucral bracts of slender hawkweed as photographed on slopes above Horseshoe Meadows at the southwest corner of Mt. Adams................July 27, 2006.

Flower head of Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo above shows a close-up of the disk flowers of slender hawkweed as photographed on slopes above Horseshoe Meadows at the southwest corner of Mt. Adams................July 27, 2006.

Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile) - Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo at left shows slender hawkweed as photographed above the Timberline Trail along the north rim of White River Canyon, Mount Hood National Forest..........July 6, 2013. The photo at right shows slender hawkweed as seen along the trail to Lookout Mountain, Badger Creek Wilderness.........July 17, 2016.

Inflorescence of Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo above shows the open inflorescence of slender hawkweed as photographed on slopes above Horseshoe Meadows at the southwest corner of Mt. Adams................July 27, 2006. Notice that the pedicels are much longer than any of the flower heads.

Basal leaf of Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo above shows a close-up of a basal leaf of slender hawkweed as photographed along the climbers trail above Hellroaring Overlook on Mt. Adams................August 7, 2004.

Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo above shows slender hawkweed as photographed about one-quarter mile below the terminus of the Crescent Glacier along the South Climb Trail of Mt. Adams.................August 23, 2008. The leaves in the foreground are probably aster leaves (leafy aster?).

Flower head of Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile) - Flower head of Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo above shows the discoid flower head and involucre of slender hawkweed as seen about one-quarter mile below the terminus of the Crescent Glacier along the South Climb Trail of Mt. Adams.................August 23, 2008.

Alpine Hawkweed, Low Alpine Hawkweed, Slender Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile (Synonyms: Chlorocrepis tristis ssp. gracilis, Hieracium gracile var. densifloccosum, Hieracium gracile var. detonsum, Hieracium gracile var. gracile, Hieracium triste, Hieracium triste ssp. gracile, Hieracium triste var. gracile)

The photo above shows slender hawkweed as photographed along the climbers trail above Hellroaring Overlook on Mt. Adams................August 7, 2004.

Paul Slichter