Pilosella aurantiaca is a perennial flowering plant in the family Asteraceae that is native to alpine regions of central and southern Europe, where it is protected in several regions.
Orange hawkweed is native to northern and central Europe, occurring primarily in mountain meadows and hillsides. Pollinators such as bees butterflies loves the brightly coloured flowers.
Common Names: orange hawkweed, orange paintbrush, red daisy flameweed, devil’s weed, grim-the-collier, devil’s-paintbrush, fox-and- cubs, king-devil, missionary weed. It spreads through wind blown seeds and through stolons.
Outside of its native area it is considered an invasive species. Areas of the US and Australia have active eradication programs.