Crepis acuminata Nutt.
Hawksbeard, Tapertip Hawksbeard
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: CRAC2
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsWater 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Crepis acuminata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crepis acuminata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crepis acuminata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff