[Members of the Sunflower Family with Dandylion-like Flower Heads in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Wildflowers of the Genus Hieracium:

Hawkweeds Found in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

White Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum

White Hawkweed: Hieracium albiflorum - A wildflower with a basal rosette of leaves, and one or two erect stems with several small flower heads with white flowers.

Meadow Hawkweed, Yellow King Devil: Hieracium caespitosum (Synonym: Hieracium pratense) -

Slender Hawkweed, Alpine Hawkweed: Hieracium gracile - Leaves glabrous or occasionally short-hairy. Plants to 10 cm. The yellow flower heads are smaller than the other yellow-flowered species.

Long-beard Hawkweed: Hieracium longiberbe - Stems leafy with deciduous lower leaves but large leaves at mid stem. Leaf blades long and thin, tapering gradually to the base. Leaves thin. Leaves with setose-ciliate margins, rarely heavily hairy on leaf surfaces.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides - Basal and lower stem leaves markedly longer than those of mid and upper stems. Stems appear less leafy than #3. Leaf blades long and thin, tapering gradually to the base. Leaves firm. Herbage variosly setose, but not glaucous above. Involucre often glandular.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri - Basal and lower stem leaves markedly longer than those of mid and upper stems. Stems appear less leafy than #3. Leaf blades long and thin, tapering gradually to the base. Leaves firm. Herbage variously setose, but often appears glaucous above. Involucre often glandular.

Narrow-leaf Hawkweed: Hieracium umbellatum - Basal and lower leaves soon deciduous. The leaves of the lower and mid stem are roughly equal in size and shape. Leaves measure up to 10 cm long and 2 cm wide. The stems lack long spreading hairs.

Comon Hawkweed: Hieracium vulgatum - Basal and lower stem leaves markedly longer than those of mid and upper stems. Leaf blades narrow abruptly to the petiole. Leaves thin.


Paul Slichter