Category Archives: Orange

Orange Hawkweed (not Indian Paintbrush)

While locally this is often known as Indian Paintbrush, the first flower to be called such is a native North American flower found out west. Others may refer to Orange Hawkweed as Devil’s Paintbrush, Grim-the-Collier, Missionary Weed, Orange Paintbrush, Red Daisy, or Tawny Hawkweed. Botanists can’t even agree on its proper name and you can find it listed as both Hieracium aurantiacum and Pilosella aurantiaca. It is a member of the Asteraceae family. It is invasive and does well in bad soil so you might see them taking over fields or along roadsides in Wisconsin. They spread seeds the way dandelions do but also reach out with rhizomes (below ground) and stolons (above) from which new plants can sprout.

Not native to Wisconsin or even North America

Turk’s Cap Lily

Appears: Summer

Butterfly Weed