Be on the lookout for declared noxious weed Orange Hawkweed
Posted on 7 March, 2019 by Frances
We recently became aware of the discovery of Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) in the Trentham, Daylesford and Blackwood regions, and wanted to remind Connecting Country members about this highly invasive weed. Orange hawkweed is easily identified by its bright orange daisy-like flowers with square ended petals. The flowers are up to 15 mm across and arranged in clusters on the stem. It is a state prohibited weed in Victoria, the highest category in the noxious weed list and is very invasive and difficult to remove once established.
Locals Jenny and Euan have volunteered up in Victoria’s high country doing line searches for the three species of Hawkweed found there, and know how difficult it is to control once it gets established. We hope that any sightings in our region can be reported quickly and managed appropriately.
For more information on this weed visit the Agriculture Victoria website here: click here
For information about the three species of Hawkweed present in Victoria: click here
All sightings of orange hawkweed should be reported to Agriculture Victoria immediately by calling 136 186 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember that all our major weeds were once new and emerging weeds that weren’t addressed or controlled in a timely manner!