Orange Hawkweed is well known in the Sea to Sky. It is easily identifiable by its orange flowers clustered at the top of leafless, hairy stems. Its seeds are spread by recreationists, pack animals and hay. In lawns and pastures alike, it forms a uniform mat and is unpalatable to lifestock.
Small patches of Orange Hawkweed can be dug out, but be careful to not scatter the roots (stolons), as they could create new plants.
Orange Hawkweed is present in the region, and our objective is to CONTAIN it to currently infested areas. One of our preoccupations is keeping Orange Hawkweed out of the alpine. You can do you part by cleaning your mountain bike, ATV, hiking shoes, etc. clean between outings.
If you spot Orange Hawkweed above treeline in the Sea to Sky, please call us at 604-698-8334 or visit www.ssisc.ca/report