Crepis vesicaria

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Native to the Mediterranean region of western Europe, Crepis vesicaria is recognized by its annual or biennial habit, pinnately lobed leaves, reflexed calyculi, tomentose and glandular phyllaries, and slender, long-beaked inner cypselae. It is polymorphic; subspecies are recognized in Europe. E. B. Babcock (1947) identified the North American plants as subsp. taraxaciflora (Thuiller) Thellung, which some Europeans (T. G. Tutin et al. 1964–1980, vol. 4) have listed as a synonym of subsp. haenseleri (Boissier ex de Candolle) P. D. Sell.

Facts about "Crepis vesicaria"
apex architecture or shapeciliate +
apex shapeobtuse +, acute + and attenuate +
array architecturecorymbiform +
array architecture or arrangementlax +
base architectureclasping +
base shapeauriculate +
blade shapeoblanceolate +, ovate + and runcinate +
bractlet external textureglabrous +
bractlet shapeovate + and linear-lanceolate +
calyculus external texturescarious +
calyculus orientationreflexed +
caudex shapeswollen +
chromosome count8 + and 16 +
corolla colorationyellow + and reddish +
cypsela architecturemonomorphic +
cypsela colorationbrown + and yellowish +
cypsela habitdimorphic +
cypsela positionouter + and inner +
cypsela shapefusiform +, beaked + and tapered +
cypsela widthwider +
face architecturesessile +
face architecture or exudationstipitate-glandular +
face external texturehirsute +, glabrous + and tomentose +
face positioncauline + and adaxial +
flowering timefebmar +, apr +, may +, jun +, jul +, aug +, sep + and oct +
habitatsandy clearings + and hillsides +
habitat inclinesloped +
hair orientationappressed +
hair widthfine +
involucre shapecylindro-campanulate +, turbinate + and urceolate +
leaf architecturepetiolate +
leaf positionbasal + and cauline +
lobe sizelarge +
margin colorationgreen + and yellowish +
margin shapelobed + and toothed +
pappus colorationwhite +
pappus external texturesoft +
pappus widthfine +
phyllary orientationreflexed +
phyllary shapelanceolate +
rib count10 +
rib widthnarrow +
seta colorationblack +
stem architecturebranched +
stem colorationgreen + and purple +
stem count1 +
stem course or shapearcuate +
stem external textureglabrate +, hispid +, tomentose + and setose +
stem habitdecumbent +
stem orientationerect +
taproot sizeslender +
taproot widththick +
whole organism life styleannual +, biennial + and perennial +