Hieracium pratense

Yellow Hawkweed


Devil's Paintbrush, Field Hawkweed, Hieracium caespitosum, Meadow Hawkweed, Yellow King-devil

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Seed, stolons, and rhizomes
Leaf Margin: Slightly toothed, hairy
Leaf Hairs: Margins and upper surfaces
Leaf Structure: Oblong to lanceolate
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Fibrous with branching rhizome system
Flower Color: Yellow


Similar Species

  • Common Cats-ear or False Dandelion Hypochaeris radicata
  • Chicory Cichorium intybus L.
  • Dandelion Hypochaeris spp.
  • Hawkweed, Orange Hieracium aurantiacum
  • Shepard's-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Clopyralid, Dicamba

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