Crepis acuminata

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Crepis acuminata is identified by the narrow, pinnately lobed leaves cleft about half way to the midrib and with long-acuminate apices, heads with relatively few florets, relatively small involucres, and glabrous phyllaries. The fertile diploid form of this species is most widespread (E. B. Babcock 1947). In addition, there are apomictic, polyploid populations. The latter often are more variable in leaf size, shape, and indument, and can be difficult to distinguish from C. pleurocarpa and C. intermedia.