Orange hawkweed is a perennial wild flower from alpine regions of central and Southern Europe.
The flower itself can come in a wide range of colours from a deep rusty orange to a pure yellow often with a range in between.
The plant grows low to the ground avoiding lawn mowers and grazing animals. The stems of the flower are long and spindly and contain a milky sap.
The stems are covered in short stiff hairs called trichomes.
The plant has several names: fox and cubs, grim the collier and my favourite the devils paintbrush.
It’s been classified as an invasive species in the USA and Canada.