Crepis nana Richardson
Dwarf Alpine Hawksbeard
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Askellia nana, Askellia pygmaea, Askellia pygmaea
USDA Symbol: CRNA
A low-growing, many-stemmed, tufted perennial with curved-ascending, branched stems rising only 4-6 in. Basal leaves are spoon-shaped. Purple-tinged, yellow flowers are ligulate - made up of many flattened petals - and become fluffy white as seeds mature. They occur in many-headed clusters among the leaves.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NL , NT , NU , YT
Native Distribution: N. Canada & AK, s. to Que. & in mts. to CO & CA
Native Habitat: Talus slopes; gravelly sites; sandy, mt. stream banks
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Gravelly,calcareous soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Crepis nana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crepis nana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crepis nana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff