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Elegant Hawksbeard - Crepis elegans

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Taprooted biennial or perennial. Stems erect, 10–30 cm. Herbage glabrous. Leaf blades ovate to elliptic, 1–4 cm long, entire to obscurely dentate. Heads 10 to 100. Involucre cylindric, 5–10 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, glabrous. Rays 6 to 10; ligules 2–4 mm long. Achenes light brown, 4–5 mm long; beak ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK to NT south to WY and ON (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Moist, gravelly or sandy soil of moraine and along streams, roadsides; montane, occasionally subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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