Irish wildflowers

Rough Hawk's-beard, Crepis biennis


Rough Hawk's-beard, Crepis biennis

Rough Hawk's-beard
Crepis biennis
Lus cúráin garbh
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering June - August. Biennial. Probably introduced.

Pale yellow flowers in loose clusters, florets not red-striped. Inner bracts dark-hairy on the outside. Curved, beakless achenes. Larger and more erect plant than Beaked Hawk's-beard, stem less red in colour. Rough-hairy with clasping stem leaves that are not arrow-shaped at base. Height to 1.2m.

Increasing in Ireland on roadsides, arable fields, waste ground and grassy areas. Sometimes introduced with grass seed.
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Rough Hawk's-beard, Crepis biennis
Rough Hawk's-beard, Crepis biennis. May 2009

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