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Nakedstem Hawksbeard
Crepis pleurocarpa
About Nakedstem Hawksbeard (Crepis pleurocarpa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Crepis pleurocarpa is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name nakedstem hawksbeard. It is native to the western United States (Washington, Oregon, northern California and western Nevada. Crepis pleurocarpa grows in dry, wooded or open habitat, sometimes on serpentine soils. It is a taprooted perennial herb producing a branching stem up to 60 centimeters (24 inches) in height. The mostly lance-shaped leaves are lobed and long near the base of the plant, approaching 30 centimeters (12 inches) in length, and smaller and sometimes unlobed farther up the stem. The inflorescence is an open array of many flower heads, each with pointed phyllaries with thick midribs and thinner, hair-lined edges. Each flower head has 5 to 8 golden yellow ray florets but no disc florets. The fruit is a narrow, ribbed achene with a whitish pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

2 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 12.3" - 156.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.70" - 5.90", Coldest Month: 25.5" - 47.5", Hottest Month: 47.3" - 71.4", Humidity: 0.47" - 22.10", Elevation: 779" - 9953"

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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