[The Hawkweeds of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed

Hieracium scouleri

Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri

Inflorescence of Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri)

The photo above shows a close-up dorsal view of the inflorescence of Scouler's hawkweed as seen along the eastern branch of the loop trail around the picnic area at Bird Creek Meadows at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........July 30, 2005. This species typically has 7-20 flower heads which are each 1.5-2 cm wide.

Characteristics:

 


Habitat:

Scouler's hawkweed may be found in open woods and often on rocky or gravelly slopes or cliffs from the lowlands upwards to fairly high elevations in the mountains.


Range:

Scouler's hawkweed may be found from southern British Columbia south through the Cascade Mts. and Siera Nevada Mts. to California. It is found sporadically westward to the Puget Trough regions and occasionally to the coast and eastward to wetern Montana and northwestern Wyoming.

In the Columbia River Gorge, it may generally be found between the elevations of 100'-4700' from near Crown Point eastwards to the vicinity of the Klickitat River.


Involucral bracts of Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the involucre and underside of the ray flowers of Scouler's hawkweed as seen along the eastern branch of the loop trail around the picnic area at Bird Creek Meadows at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams...........July 30, 2005.

Upper leaf surface of Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the glaucous, upper leaf surface Scouler's hawkweed as seen along the eastern branch of the loop trail around the picnic area at Bird Creek Meadows at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........July 30, 2005.

Lower leaf surface of Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the glaucous, lower leaf surface Scouler's hawkweed as seen along the eastern branch of the loop trail around the picnic area at Bird Creek Meadows at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams...........July 30, 2005. Note the numerous long, spreading hairs both on the blade surface as well as along the margins.

Spreading haris on a leaf of Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri)

The photo above shows a close-up of the spreading hairs on both surfaces of the same leaf of Scouler's hawkweed as seen above.

Basal leaves of Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri) - Basal leaves of Scouler's Hawkweed, Woolly Weed, Scouler's Woollyweed, Hound Tongue Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri (Synonyms: Hieracium albertinum, Hieracium chapacanum, Hieracium cusickii, Hieracium cynoglossoides, Hieracium scouleri var. albertinum, Hieracium scouleri var. griseum, Hieracium scouleri var. scouleri)

Basal leaves of Scouler's hawkweed as seen on slopes swept by a 2014 wildfire on Sevenmile Hill several miles northwest of The Dalles, Oregon.........March 8, 2015.

Paul Slichter