Hawksbeard (3)

Crepis occidentalis

Western Hawksbeard
Crepis occidentalis

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Largeflower Hawksbeard, Gray Hawksbeard
Photo taken on: June 19, 2013
Location: Almont Triangle,GV, CO
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Meadows and slopes

Grows 4-16" with gray, hairy, deeply cut leaves. Flower heads have only ray flowers.

Flora of North America reference.

Crepis intermedia Gray

Limestone Hawksbeard
Crepis intermedia

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Gray Hawksbeard
Photo taken on: June 16, 2006
Location: Almont Triangle, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Meadows and slopes

Grows to 2ft. Leaves are smoother and longer than Western Hawksbeard with a prominent mid-vein.

Crepis intermedia Gray

Flora of North America reference.

Crepis runcinata

Fiddleleaf Hawksbeard
Crepis runcinata

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Dandelion Hawksbeard, Naked Stem Hawksbeard
Photo taken on: August 23, 2013
Location: Rio Chama, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Moist meadows

Grows to 24" with only 1 or 2 small leaves on the stem. The plant is hairless. Basal leaves are lance-shaped and entire or only slightly lobed. The flowers are about 1" across.

Flora of North America reference.

Yellow Round Clusters