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Narrowleaf Hawksbeard - Crepis tectorum
Other Names:  Narrow-leaved Hawk's-beared

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Taprooted annual. Stems erect, 10–50 cm, often branched above. Herbage glabrate to sparsely tomentose. Leaf blades linear-oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2–10 cm long, dentate to shallowly lobed, deciduous below, becoming linear and sessile above. Heads 10 to 40. Involucre campanulate, 6–9 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, tomentose, setose, glandular. Rays 30 to 70 ligules 6–10 mm long. Achenes yellow to brown, 2–5 mm long, narrowed above (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Introduced throughout north-temperate North America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 50

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  • 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.
    • Simanonok, M. 2018. Plant-pollinator network assembly after wildfire. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 123 p.
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