West Highland Flora

Smooth Hawksbeard


Crepis capillaris

 

Crepis capillaris

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

Common on bare ground or in short turf, often at foot of walls or rocks.

Flower diameter normally 1-1.5 cm but can be up to 2.5 cm.

ID: Bracts around flowerhead consist of an inner row plus an outer row of much shorter ones, without intermediates between these.  Upper leaves clasp stem with pair of backward-pointing basal lobes.  Styles dark yellow, not greenish-black.

Other features: Normally annual.  Involucre wider at base than in middle.

 

Crepis capillaris

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

 

Crepis capillaris

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Sep 2004 Scorrybreac, Skye
Lower left flowerhead = c 2.0 cm diameter


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