Meadow hawkweed

(Hieracium caespitosum)

  • 1 - 3' tall
  • Blooms May to September
  • Flower heads form tight clusters with 5 - 30 heads per stem
  • Leavesmostly basal, lance-shaped, up to 6" long andhairy, form dense mat at base
  • Stems, leaves, andbracts have dense blackish hairs and exude 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 knownNorth American Distribution Map.
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