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Small-flower Hawksbeard - Crepis intermedia

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Taprooted perennial. Stems erect, 20–70 cm. Herbage gray-tomentose, sometimes sparse. Leaf blades acuminate, lanceolate, 8–20 cm long, pinnately lobed ½- to 3/4-way to the midvein into lanceolate, mostly entire segments. Heads 10 to 40. Involucre turbinate, 10–15 mm high; phyllaries lanceolate, tomentose, usually without setae. Rays 7 to 12; ligules 14–30 mm long. Achenes tan, 6–9 mm long, not beaked (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
BC to MB south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 89

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Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Grasslands, meadows, open pine forest; valleys, montane, rarely subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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    • Cope, M.G. 1992. Distribution, habitat selection and survival of transplanted Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in the Tobacco Valley, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 60 p.
    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Simanonok, M. 2018. Plant-pollinator network assembly after wildfire. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 123 p.
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