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.