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Elegant Hawksbeard - Crepis elegans

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 12

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

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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