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Hieracium canadense (Canadian hawkweed)
Brundage, Stephanie

Hieracium canadense

Hieracium canadense Michx.

Canadian Hawkweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: HICA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The 1-2 ft. stems of this perennial end in an open cluster of dandelion-like flowers. The toothed, oval leaves are numerous and often covered with long hairs beneath. The stems, peduncles and bracts may also be hairy.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: CT , IA , ID , IL , MA , ME , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: Lab. to B.C., s. to New England, n. IN, SD & OR
Native Habitat: Dry prairies; open woods; sandy areas

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or loose soils

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hieracium canadense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hieracium canadense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hieracium canadense


Record Modified: 2022-12-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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