Irish wildflowers

Photos: Inchigeela, Co.Cork

Smooth Hawksbeard
Crepis capillaris
Lus cúran min
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering time: June-September. Annual - biennial. Native.

Small yellow flowers with erect buds. Petals often reddish underneath.
Hairless glossy leaves, basal leaves pinnate with narrow toothed lobes.
Upper leaves stalkless, smaller,clasping stems, lanceolate. Height: 20-90 cm

Very common except on mountains. Prefers acidic poor, dry soil.

Similar: Beaked Hawksbeard, C. vesicaria.


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