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Crepis acuminata (Hawksbeard)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Crepis acuminata

Crepis acuminata Nutt.

Hawksbeard, Tapertip Hawksbeard

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: CRAC2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A loose, flattish or round-topped cluster of many narrow flower heads of yellow rays atop a branched leafy stem; sap milky.

Crepis is Greek for sandal; the reason for its application to this genus is apparently lost in history. Crepis species have races that reproduce asexually, adding to the variation within the genus and making identification sometimes difficult.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Eastern Washington south to eastern California and east to northern New Mexico, Colorado, and central Montana.
Native Habitat: Open dry places in sagebrush and coniferous forests.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Crepis acuminata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crepis acuminata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crepis acuminata


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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