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Crepis monticola
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Mountain Hawksbeard
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Crepis monticola

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About Mountain Hawksbeard (Crepis monticola) Crepis monticola is a North American species of wildflowers in the daisy family known by the common name mountain hawksbeard. This aster-like flower is native to southern Oregon and northern California, where it grows in woodlands and dry forests. Crepis monticola is a taprooted perennial which rarely exceeds 30 centimeters (12 inches) in height. The dense foliage is made up of highly lobed and toothed leaves forming a wrinkled, bristly clump. It is often covered in sticky exudate. The inflorescence is a cluster of several flower heads, each made up of about 20 golden yellow ligules with toothed tips, but no disc florets. The fruit is a small achene with a white pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
11.8 in (30 cm)

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
85' - 8696'

Annual Precip. ?
14.2" - 107.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.32" - 3.97"

Coldest Month ?
31.0° F - 49.5° F

Hottest Month ?
49.6° F - 70.8° F

Humidity ?
0.48 vpd - 21.96 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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