Crepis capillaris, the smooth hawksbeard, is a species of flowering plant in the tribe Cichorieae within the family Asteraceae, and is native to Europe. It has become naturalized in other lands and is regarded as a weed in some places.[2][3][4]

Crepis capillaris
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Crepis
C. capillaris
Binomial name
Crepis capillaris
  • Berinia pinnatifida (Willd.) Sch.Bip.
  • Crepis agrestis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.
  • Crepis bauhiniana Tausch
  • Crepis candollei Sch.Bip.
  • Crepis diffusa DC.
  • Crepis druceana Murr ex Druce
  • Crepis gaditana Boiss.
  • Crepis leiosperma DC.
  • Crepis linifolia Thuill.
  • Crepis longepinnatifida Chevall.
  • Crepis lusitanica Boiss. ex Sch.Bip.
  • Crepis neglecta M.Bieb.
  • Crepis nemorum Pourr. ex Willk. & Lange
  • Crepis parviflora Moench
  • Crepis pinnatifida Willd.
  • Crepis uniflora Thuill.
  • Crepis variabilis Krock.
  • Lapsana capillaris L.
  • Malacothrix crepoides A.Gray

Crepis capillaris is a low, annual plant common in disturbed ground and open habitats, such as thin grassland, lawns, spoil heaps, rocky banks and on roadsides, the stems often trailing along the ground but sometimes erect, the leaves sometimes forming a rosette. It flowers from June to December[5]: 298  in the Northern Hemisphere, producing an array of numerous small flower heads. Each head has as many as 60 yellow ray florets but no disc florets.

References edit

  1. ^ The Plant List Crepis capillaris (L.) Wallr.
  2. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Radicchiella capillare, almeirôa, Grüner Pippau, grönfibbla, Crepis capillaris (L.) Wallr. includes photos and European distribution map
  3. ^ Flora of North America, Smooth hawksbeard, crépis capillaire, Crepis capillaris (Linnaeus) Wallroth
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  5. ^ Blamey, M.; Fitter, R.; Fitter, A (2003). Wild flowers of Britain and Ireland: The Complete Guide to the British and Irish Flora. London: A & C Black. ISBN 978-1408179505.

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