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orange hawkweed

noun
1.
a European composite plant, Hieracium aurantiacum, having orange, dandelionlike flowers, growing as a weed, especially in eastern North America.
Also called devil's paintbrush.
Origin of orange hawkweed
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • The orange hawkweed is very fragrant, and its sweetness mixed with the spicy bitterness of the daisies.

    A Northern Countryside Rosalind Richards
  • The achenes very closely resemble those of the orange hawkweed.

    Seeds of Michigan Weeds W. J. (William James) Beal

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