Crepis capillaris

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Crepis capillaris is recognized by its shallow root system, dense rosettes of coarsely dentate or pinnately lobed leaves, erect slender stems, auriculate-based cauline leaves, relatively small heads, phyllaries with double rows of black setae, and fluffy white pappi. It is weedy and can become a serious lawn pest. It is one of only three species of Crepis with 2n = 6; E. B. Babcock (1947) considered it to be advanced in the genus.

Facts about "Crepis capillaris"
apex shapeobtuse +, acute +, mucronate +, narrowed + and beaked +
array architecturecorymbiform +
base architectureclasping +
blade shapelanceolate +, oblanceolate +, runcinate + and lyrate +
bractlet architecture or exudationstipitate-glandular +
bractlet arrangement or shapelinear +
bractlet count8 +
bractlet external texturetomentulose +
chromosome count6 +
corolla colorationyellow + and reddish +
corolla depthdeep +
corolla external texturehairy +
cypsela colorationyellow +
cypsela shapefusiform +
face architecture or exudationstipitate-glandular + and glandular +
face external textureglabrous +, hispid + and setose +
face positionadaxial +
flowering timemayjun +, jul +, aug +, sep +, oct + and nov +
habitatmeadows +, pastures +, lawns +, roadsides +, fields + and waste places +
hair architectureclasping +
hair colorationyellow +
hair other or positionproximal cauline +
hair shapeauriculate +
involucre shapecylindric + and turbinate +
lateral sizeslender +
leader countsingle +
leader fragilitystout +
leaf architecturepetiolate +
leaf positionbasal + and cauline +
lobe arrangementremote +
lobe sizeunequal +
margin external texturescarious +
margin shapedivided + and dentate +
pappus fluffywhite +
phyllary shapelanceolate +
rib count10 +
rib external textureglabrous + and scabrous +
row count2 +
seta colorationblack +
stem architecturesimple +
stem count1 + and multiple +
stem external texturehispid +
stem orientationerect +
taproot depthshallow +
whole organism life styleannual + and biennial +