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Crepis nana

Crepis nana Richardson

Dwarf Alpine Hawksbeard

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Askellia nana, Askellia pygmaea, Askellia pygmaea

USDA Symbol: CRNA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Gravelly,calcareous soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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