Fox and Cubs (Hawkweed, Orange Hawkweed, Hieracium, Devil's Paintbrush)
Feed in Moderation
Common Name: Fox and Cubs (Hawkweed, Orange Hawkweed, Hieracium, Devil's Paintbrush)
Latin Name:Hieracium aurantiacum, syn. Pilosella aurantiaca
Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
There are thousands of species of Hawkweeds, but the Fox and Cubs is among the most common. There are no known hazards of Hawkweeds, but it is best to feed mature plants only as part of a varied diet, when the protein content is low and the fibre high. The flower is almost always orange, but there is a yellow variety.