Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Crepis barbigera
bearded hawksbeard
Specimens
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Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho.

Habitat: Sagebrush deserts to ponderosa pine forest openings at middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Stout perennial from a taproot and crown, the 1-several stems 2-8 dm. tall; herbage sometimes sparsely gray-woolly, sometimes with yellow bristles.

Leaves:

Basal and lower cauline leaves 1-4 dm. long, pinnately or bi-pinnately toothed or parted, with lanceolate segments; upper leaves few and much reduced.

Flowers:

Heads few or many in a flat-topped inflorescence, 8-25 flowered; involucre 9-17 mm. high, covered with glandless yellow or green bristles; inner involucre bracts 6-10; corollas ligulate, yellow

Fruits:

Achenes olive or yellowish, narrowed to the tip.