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Crepis acuminata
long leaved hawksbeard, tapertip hawksbeard
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: East of the Cascades, Washington to California, east to Montana and New Mexico.

Habitat: Dry, open places from the foothiils to moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May - July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial with 1-3 stems from a taproot, 2-7 dm. tall, the herbage usually covered with fine, grey, woolly hairs, the juice milky.

Leaves:

Basal and lower cauline leaves 1-4 dm. long, pinnately lobed, mostly with broad central rachis, the lobes entire or sometimes toothed or cleft; upper leaves few and reduced.

Flowers:

Heads numerous, 20-200, cylindric, 5-10 flowered; involucre 8-16 mm. high, glabrous, the outer bracts less than half a long as the 5-7 inner ones; corollas 10-18 mm. long, all ligulate and yellow.

Fruits:

Achenes yellow or brownish.

Accepted Name:
Crepis acuminata Nutt.
Publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 437. 1841. 1841.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Crepis acuminata Nutt. ssp. acuminata [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Crepis acuminata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Crepis acuminata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Crepis acuminata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Crepis acuminata photos.

USDA Plants: Crepis acuminata information.

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