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Crepis capillaris (L.) Wallr.
Common Name: HAWK'S BEARD
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A native of Europe, sparsely introduced and locally weedy in lawns, gardens, cemeteries, fields, parking lots, and such places. First collected in 1915 in Antrim Co. The pale achenes run smaller than in the other two species, and are 10-ribbed. Crepis nicaeensis has been reported from Michigan, but no supporting specimens have been seen to date. It would key to C. capillaris, but has larger achenes (> 2.5 mm long). Achenes of C. capillaris are ca. 1.5–2.5 mm long.


Allegan County
Antrim County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Ottawa County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023.