Asteraceae
Crepis occidentalis

Western Hawksbeard

Erect, densely gray with felt-like hairs. Leaves lobed and toothed much the same as the common dandelion. Basal leaves 12 in. long; stem leaves smaller, sessile. Stems branch into cymes with 12–30 flower heads; cups have short hairs with small glands at the ends, flowers 9–40. Grows in dry, rocky, open places, mostly in foothills and plains.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Perennial
  • Height: 4--15 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: Wallowas, Siskiyous, Olympic NP, Steens, N Cascades NP, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes