|Common Name:||Yellow hawkweed|
|Method of Transportation:||Seeds, stolons and rhizomes can all spread to form new plants. Spreads easily through human activities (for example intentional planting or seeds stuck to hikers' shoelaces), in hay and on pack animals.|
|Habitat/Range:||Prefers open areas with well-drained coarse-textured soils such as pastures, fields, meadows, clearings, and ditches.|
Yellow hawkweeds are similar to orange hawkweed but have yellow disk flowers. There are both native (not invasive) and non-native (invasive) yellow hawkweeds in BC. In contrast to native hawkweeds, invasive hawkweeds are low growing and very invasive in lawns, pastures, roadsides and waste areas. Hawkweeds displace native vegetation.
Land owners and managers have long recognized the need to control invasive plants to limit their impacts. In May 2018, a new smartphone app...