Family = Asteraceae, Genus = Hieracium, Species = aurantiacum, including synonyms,
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|Hieracium aurantiacum (orange hawkweed, king devil, devil's paintbrush)
(= Hieracium aurantiacum in Flora of the Pacific Northwest)
Perennial from fibrous roots and long rhizomes, the bristly stems 2-9 dm. tall, with milky juice.
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east across southern Canada and northern U.S; widely distributed throughout eastern U.S.
Habitat: Moist sites from lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains, typically where disturbed.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
WA Native Plant Society