Plant ID forum→Orange Self Seeding Annual

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Northwest England
Minskintin
Jun 2, 2020 7:09 AM CST
I ID'd this once before several years ago but cannot for the life of me remember what it was. I recall there was some German connection? I'm in the UK.

It's quite invasive but only in my pots and containers (not the garden itself) so I have to keep it in check but it always produces clumps of beautiful deep orange flowers on tall singular leafless stems with black hairs. Flowering now so late spring/early summer. Leaves are soft almost papery with white hairs. Overall height up to aporox 60cm

I'd be very grateful for an ID 👍🌼

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 2, 2020 7:20 AM CST
looks like hawkweed (Hieracium).
Northwest England
Minskintin
Jun 2, 2020 7:42 AM CST
Yes that's the one! Orange Hawkweed (Pilosella aurantica) or also charmingly known as 'Fox And Cubs'. Thank you 👍

Not sure where the German connection thing came from 🤷🏼‍♀️

Much obliged to ya 😀
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2020 9:06 AM CST
Hi Minskintin, Welcome!

Love that pretty Orange Hawkweed! Here's our database entry Orange Hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca) where you can view member photos and find growing information.
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