[The Hawkweeds of the Columbia River Gorge]

Houndstongue Hawkweed

Hieracium cynoglossoides

formerly Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides

The photo above shows houndstongue hawkweed as photographed along the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of The Dalles, OR................July 7, 2006. The plants here appeared to all be munched on (by mule deer?) as the taller stems all were missing their tops.

The photo at right shows the flowerhead of houndstongue hawkweed as seen in the Columbia Hills..................July 7, 2006.
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In the Columbia River Gorge, houndstongue hawkweed may be found between the elevations of 3000' from near Dog Mt. in the west and eastward past US97 towards Rock Creek.

 

 

The photo above shows the involucral bracts of houndstongue hawkweed as seen in the Columbia Hills..................July 7, 2006. Note the numerous, long spreading hairs on the involucral bracts.

The photo above shows the dorsal (left) and ventral (right) leaf blades of houndstongue hawkweed as photographed along the crest of the Columbia Hills................July 7, 2006. Note the numerous, light-colored, spreading hairs.


The photo above shows a close sideview of a leaf blade, showing the numerous spreading hairs from both blade surfaces................July 7, 2006.

Paul Slichter