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Fiddleleaf Hawksbeard - Crepis runcinata ssp. runcinata

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
Subspecies rucinata can be distinguished from others by the following combination of characters: Phyllaries lanceloate, usually stipitate-glandular or finely glandular-hispid; leaves 0.5–3.5 cm wide, margins remotely toothed or serrate, or pinnately lobed, or entire, the tips of the teeth not (or barely) white-tippped (Bogler, 2003, Fl. North America).

Range Comments
Western Canada, Rocky Mountains, sporadically in Great Basin, western and northern Great Plains (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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

Moist meadows, low wet areas, swales, bogs; 400–2700 m (Bogler 2003).

  • 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.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
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