Crepis capillaris

Smooth Hawksbeard

Erect. Stem single, produces milky sap, branched usually only in upper half, hairy near base. Basal leaves lance-shaped, to 12 in. long, dark shiny green, toothed or divided; upper leaves reduced in size, clasping stem. Flower heads in open cluster, with yellow flowers. Grows in waste places, meadows, roadsides, even lawns, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial
  • Height: 12--36 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier Np, Olympic Np, West Gorge, N Cascades Np
  • Native: No