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Meadow Hawkweed - Hieracium caespitosum
Other Names:  Hieracium pratense, Pilosella caespitosa

Noxious Weed: Priority 2A
Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Part of the Meadow Hawkweed Complex
  • Details on Status Ranking and Review
    Meadow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum) Conservation Status Review
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General Description
Fibrous-rooted from a short rhizome, sometimes short-stoloniferous. Stems erect, simple, subscapose, 20–80 cm. Herbage long-hirsute, stellate-hairy, stipitate-glandular, sparsely on leaves, densely on stems. Leaves mainly basal, short-petiolate; blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, 3–15 cm long, entire to obscurely denticulate. Heads 5 to 50; involucres campanulate, 6–8 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, scarious-margined, stellate-hairy, hirsute, densely black setose-glandular. Rays 25 to 50, yellow; ligules 3–10 mm long. Achenes ca. 1.5 mm long; pappus white (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Introduced to eastern and northwest, temperate North America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 168

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