Meadow hawkweed

(Hieracium caespitosum)

  • 1 - 3' tall
  • Blooms May to September
  • Flower heads form tight clusters with 5 - 30 heads per stem
  • Leaves mostly basal, lance-shaped, up to 6" long and hairy, form dense mat at the base
  • Stems, leaves, and bracts have dense blackish hairs and exude a milky sap when broken
  • Seeds black, tiny, plumed
  • Reproduces by seeds, rhizomes, and stolons



Known Distribution

There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the known North American Distribution Map. If you are aware of infestations that are not represented, please report your sighting. Register for an EDDMapS account, then select "Report Sightings". Please include photos with your submissions.