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Grim the Collier (Hieracium aurantiacum)

Grim the Collier  (Hieracium aurantiacum) (Hieracium aurantiacum)

He's a bit of a rogue , seeding very freely, but on a dry bank or odd corner. The bright orange flowers are very likeable ,He's got woolly leaves too

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Great photo, and great name.... where does "Grim the Collier" come from?

4 Jun, 2009


I looked it up in Richard Mabey's Flora Brittanica. but even he doesn't know,but even in 17th century was thought 'Idle and Fooolish'. He gives another name is 'Fox and Cubs', which is more understandable. I'm just waiting for a few more blooms to show and will take another picture.

5 Jun, 2009 found this one in my garden Poannua. thanks to u i know what it is. its a great colour..

23 Jun, 2009


Glad you like it Sandra, but watch out for it spreading . It spreads by seed as well as runners. Despite their spreading I also like Pilosella and Hieracium maculatum. They all give me extra weeding but I still welcome them.

24 Jun, 2009


One of my favourite plants also. As you say, a little bit of a thug (vegetively and by seed!) but still has it's own charm and beauty.

31 Aug, 2009


ummm i now have loads of its still lovely though

1 Sep, 2009

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