Connecticut Plants
Field Hawkweed
Hieracium caespitosum Dumort.

There are a number of other hawkweeds that look similar. Field hawkweed has numerous yellow flowers and leaves that are hairy on both sides. Pale hawkweed (Hieracium floribundum) has similar flowers, but the leaves are hairy only on the underside.

  • Synonyms: Hieracium pratense, Pilosella caespitosa
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: fields, roadsides
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: flowerhead 3/4 to 1 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Origin: Europe
Hieracium caespitosum Dumort.