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Last updated 8/16/2011 by David Giblin.
Crepis capillaris (L.) Wallr.[FNA19, HC, HC2]
smooth hawksbeard

Publication: Linnaea. 14: 657. 1840.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA19:"Crepis capillaris is recognized by its shallow root system, dense rosettes of coarsely dentate or pinnately lobed leaves, erect slender stems, auriculate-based cauline leaves, relatively small heads, phyllaries with double rows of black setae, and fluffy white pappi. It is weedy and can become a serious lawn pest. It is one of only three species of Crepis with 2n = 6; E. B. Babcock (1947) considered it to be advanced in the genus."


Reports of var. agrestis Atkinson & Sharpe (1993) are not supported by a specimen.

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Crepis capillaris (L.) Wallr. var. capillaris