Flora of Northern Ireland
Pilosella aurantiaca
© Graham Day
Pilosella aurantiaca
(Map updated: March 2008)

Pilosella aurantiaca is similar to Pilosella officinarum but more robust and with brick-red or orange-red flower heads. A garden escape which can persist for a few years only on gravelly soils on roadsides etc. Some botanists distinguish two subspecies (formerly species), but the differences are probably insignificant.

All names: Pilosella aurantiaca (L.) F.Schultz & Schultz-Bip.; Hieracium aurantiaca L.