Habitat: alpine, bank, clay, cliff, coast, dry, flat , forest, grassland, gravel, gully, hill, loam, margin, moist, montane, open, pasture, ridge, riparian, river terrace, riverbed, roadside, rock outcrop, sand, scree, shaded, sheltered, shrubland, silt, slope, stone, terrace, track, tussockland, wasteland

Dispersal: Seed, vegetative

  • a small long-lived herbaceous plant forming rosettes of leaves on the ground and with slender stolons.
  • its stalkless, hairy leaves are elongated (up to 20 cm long), green, and have toothed margins.
  • it produces upright flowering stems (up to 15 cm tall).
  • its flower-heads are solitary at the top of the stems.
  • these flower-heads are yellow in colour and often with a red stripe on each petal.
Biosecurity New Zealand 2012: Regional Pest Management Strategies Database. http://www.biosecurityperformance.maf.govt.nz/ [as Hieracium pilosella L.]
Howell, C. 2008: Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DOC Research & Development Series 292: 42. [as Hieracium pilosella L.]