A tall member of the hawkweed family often seen on roadsides in the north country.
One of two hawkweeds with Devil in the name. The other is Devil's Paintbrush. So called by farmers that found the plants to be devilishly hard to control.
Hawkweed comes from the old belief that hawks actually ate parts of the plant to improve their eyesight. Today we know better, hawks are just as prone to eat carrots.
Found: Fields, roadsides, waste places,
Height: 1 - 3 feet
June - Aug bloom time