Long Leafed  Hawksbeard
Crepis occidentalis  Nutt.


Long leafed hawk's-beard is a perennial growing from a taproot to a height of about Plants are a foot tall and have milky juice in the stems and leaves. Lower leaves are up to a foot long and deeply lobed or toothed with upper leaves are much smaller. Young plants may have only one flowering stem, but older plants may have up to ten with each 2-6 yellow ray flowers. Found from May to August in dry native prairie, especially in rocky soils or dry open slopes from the lowland and foothills to the middle to fairly high levels. Common in the Pacific Northwest to eastern Idaho and Montana.

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