* Rays numerous, deep red-orange with a golden center, square-tipped.
* Stem and leaves hairy, leaves forming a rosette at the base of the
* Height: 8-24".
* Flowers June - September.
* Habitat: Roadsides, meadows.
* Range: Eastern United States and southeastern Canada.
* Introduced from Europe.
* Orange hawkweed is also called the "Devil's Paintbrush" or the "Indian
* In Maine, orange hawkweed was once called Burmah Weed or Missionary
Weed, since its appearance in that area came shortly after the
return of a missionary who had been converting natives of Burma.
* "The stalkes and cups of the floures are all set thicke with
a blackish downe or hairinesse as it were the dust of coles."
-John Gerard, 1633