Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris)
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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1 to 2.5 ft.
Blooms: May to October
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Parts indistinct
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
- Canada Hawkweed
Smooth hawksbeard has a dandelion-like,basal leaf; Canada hawkweed has ovate leaves spaced along the stem. The flower of Canada hawkweed is larger.
- Mouse-Ear Hawkweed
The hawksbeard leaves are strongly toothed; hawkweed leaves have a smooth edge.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.