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Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris Family: Asteraceae
Crepis capillaris     *     Smooth Hawk's-beard


Flowering time: June-September. Annual or biennial

Habitat: Very common on waste and arable ground, heaths, grassland and roadsides. Prefers poor, dry, acidic soils.

Erect buds followed by small yellow flowers, the petals often reddish underneath. Hairless leaves, the basal leaves pinnate with narrow toothed lobes, the smaller upper leaves stalkless and clasping stems.


Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris       Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris


Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris
Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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