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Crepis bakeri
Baker's hawksbeard
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: East slope of the Cascades, from central Washington to central California.

Habitat: Dry, open slopes in the foothills and at moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Endangered in Washington (WANHP)


Perennial with 1-3 stout stems from a tap-root, 1-3 dm. tall, with milky juice.


Leaves covered with short, often glandular hairs; basal and lower cauline leaves 1-2 dm. long, pinnatifid with dentate segments, the mid-rib strongly reddish; upper leaves few and reduced.


Heads 2-22, on stout peduncles which are expanded toward the apex, 11-40 flowered; involucre 14-21 mm. high, lightly white-woolly and strongly glandular on short, stiff, pointed hairs; longer inner bracts 8-14; corollas ligulate, yellow, about 2 cm. long.


Achenes brown or yellowish, narrowed above.

Accepted Name:
Crepis bakeri Greene
Publication: Erythea. 3: 73. 1895.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Crepis bakeri Greene ssp. bakeri [FNA19, HC]
Crepis bakeri Greene ssp. cusickii (Eastw.) Babc. & Stebbins [FNA19]
Crepis bakeri Greene ssp. idahoensis Babc. & Stebbins [FNA19, HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Crepis bakeri checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Crepis bakeri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Crepis bakeri photos.

USDA Plants: Crepis bakeri information.

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