Orange hawkweed is an invasive weed with orange-red flowers growing along Oregonâs coastal area near Florence, Oregon on June 10, 2008. Orange hawkweed displaces native vegetation and can dominate pastures, lawns and roadsides and it is unpalatable to livestock. . A species is considered invasive it is nonnative to the ecosystem and its introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. The goal of the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs (USDA) Forest Service (FS) invasive species program is to reduce, minimize, or eliminate the potential for introduction, establishment, spread, and impact of invasive species across all landscapes and ownerships. USDA photo by Bob Nichols.
May 4, 2014
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