Monday, September 8, 2008

100 Species Challenge -- Species # 14



Specimen #14 Orange Hawkweed

AKA Devil's Paintbrush

Hieracium aurantiacum

Photo by me, Northwoods, WI

This plant is considered a non-native invasive plant to North America. Since we saw it everywhere we went -- urban and rural -- I can say that yes, it is everywhere. This plant secretes toxins and crowds out neighboring plants. What a bully.

1 comment:

Kay Meyer said...

Julie,
Kay Meyer from the Brenton Arboretum here. Thanks for linking us to your blog. I love the 100 plant challenge - something I will definitely take up next spring.

I have been trying to find my "blogging" voice. I am not a chatty writer - I'll keep trying.

Kay