Pilosella aurantiaca subsp. carpathicola
Hieracium aurantiacum subsp. carpathicola
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledonous composites
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Terrestrial. Waste land, grassland, scrub, tussock grassland, roadsides, lawns, gardens, pastures (Webb et al 1988).
Perennial herb usually 15-40 cm tall with long stolons. Rosette leaves green, narrowly oblanceolate, entire or obscurely dentate. Erect flowering stems with clusters of orange flowers (December - April)(purple when dry).
Can be distinguished from P. xstoloniflora, the only other hawkweed in NZ with orange flowers, by it’s clustered small capitula on peduncles
December, January, February, March
December - March - (May)
Perennial. Reproduces via seed, stolons can re-sprout after disturbance. Seed produced December - May. Seed dispersed by wind, clothing and animal pelts. Rhizomes and stolons via water movement, contaminated soil and machinery. Plant tolerant to damage and grazing, moderate to cold temperatures, low rainfall, poor soils.
Reason for introduction
pilosella: Softly hairy
National Pest Plant Accord species
This plant is listed in the 2020 National Pest Plant Accord. The National Pest Plant Accord (NPPA) is an agreement to prevent the sale and/or distribution of specified pest plants where either formal or casual horticultural trade is the most significant way of spreading the plant in New Zealand. For up to date information and an electronic copy of the 2020 Pest Plant Accord manual (including plant information and images) visit the MPI website.
References and further reading
Johnson, A. T. and Smith, H. A (1986). Plant Names Simplified: Their pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Landsman Bookshop Ltd: Buckenhill, UK.