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Siskiyou Hawksbeard - Crepis modocensis

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Taprooted perennial. Stems erect, 10–35 cm. Herbage gray-tomentose; stems yellowish-setose below. Leaf blades lanceolate to ovate, 3–10 cm long, pinnately lobed ½- to 3/4-way to the midvein into linear-lanceolate, dentate, forward-pointing segments; petioles setose. Heads 1 to 9. Involucre turbinate, 9–16 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, tomentose, black-setose, eglandular. Rays 10 to 60; ligules 7–12 mm long. Achenes dark green to brown, 4–7 mm long, narrowed above but not beaked (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies modocensis.

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
BC to CA, NV, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 74

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Relative Density



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

Sagebrush steppe, grasslands; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Simanonok, M. 2018. Plant-pollinator network assembly after wildfire. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 123 p.
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