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Crepis bursifolia

Crépide à feuilles de capselle
Italian Hawksbeard

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

5-20 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

5-35 cm

Description

There are 70 species of Crepis in Europe alone. Crepis leaves sit in spirals along the stems, often lobed, with lobes pointed downwards. The stems are normally branched. The bracts beneath the flower are in 2 rows covered in black hairs, the outer row being the smaller, the inner row, long and pointed.

This particular Crepis forms a neat rosette of small leaves narrower near the stalk than the tip.

Flowers

Light yellow flowers with up to 60 ray florets.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lobes almost to central midrib.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit with pointed hairs.

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