Narrow-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007


  Narrow-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

Narrow-leaved Hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

This member of the aster family is often confused with narrow leaf hawks-beard.

Narrow-leaved hawkweed is an erect perennial with numerous yellow flower heads that are currently blooming along several roadsides here on the Kenai Peninsula. This plant spreads by seed and returns from the shallow taproot and can be controlled by pulling or mowing and removing the seed heads.

While attractive to look at, it is spreading rapidly and displacing native plants that support native mammals. Please pull this plant and help stop its spread.

Invasive plant information is provided by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. More information on invasive species can be found by contacting Janice at the Soldotna Extension office at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite A, or calling 262-5824; or by contacting Sue at the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District office at 110 Trading Bay Road, Suite 160, in Kenai, or calling 283-8732 ext. 108.

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