Yellow hawkweed

 

Latin name:

Hieracium sp.

Native to:

Central and eastern Europe

Regional Distribution:
Yellow hawkweed species can be found throughout the Columbia-Shuswap region.

Description:
Yellow hawkweed has a small cluster of yellow dandelion-like flowers near the end of the stem. The leaves form at the base and are long and narrow and slightly hairy on both sides.

Control:
The best control is prevention and early action.
For recommended control methods please visit this resource from ISCBC.

Fun facts:
There are native yellow hawkweeds in BC as well but none of the native varieties will produce stolons (stems/ runners produced at the surface running horizontally to connect plants).