Slender Hawksbeard is a taprooted perennial that exudes a milky residue when broken. It grows up to 70 cm tall and is slender with numerous yellow flowers.
|Height and Spread
||15 – 70 cm tall.
||Up to 10 cm spread.
||May – June.
||June – July.
|Light and Water
||Widespread in open, well lit areas.
||Grows in relatively dry conditions.
||The Okanagan people pounded the green tops, steeped them in hot water, and used the solution as a foot bath.
||Slender Hawksbeard is not a cornerstone species for wildlife, though its numerous flowers do provide some benefit for bees and certain birds.
||Slender Hawksbeard can be a useful plant to mix with others in a dry setting of a native plant landscaped area.
||Western Hawksbeard can be found in similar areas to Slender Hawksbeard but can be distinguished by its deeply lobed leaves.
||Slender Hawksbeard produces abundant seeds in mid summer that can be directly planted.