Canada Hawkweed (Hieracium Canadense) is a smooth, slender, leafy-stemmed species. Besides the large, spreading, basal ones, the stem is alternately set with stemless, lance-shaped, sharply-toothed, light green leaves. The flowers are practically like those of the last species. In October, they are replaced by little brownish globes of down. Canada Mawkweed is common on the borders of woods from Newfoundland to British Columbia south to N. J., Mich, and Oregon. It blooms from July until September.
Tawny Hawkweed (Hieracium Aurantiacum) (European) can always be recognized by the tawny-orange color of its flowers, the general hairiness of the stem and the basal tuft of lanceolate, hairy leaves; but. two or three tiny leaves claps the flower stalk. The flowers are closely clustered on short hairy peduncles. It is common in fields, woodland and along roadsides from N. S. to Quebec and south to Pa., flowering from July until September.