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Crepis vesicaria

Template:Taxobox Crepis vesicaria is a European species of flowering plant in the daisy family with the common name beaked hawk's-beard.<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref><ref name=gerta>Altervista Flora Italiana, Radicchiella rosea, Beaked hawksbeard, Löwenzahn-Pippau, blÄsfibbla, Crepis vesicaria L. includes photos and European distribution map</ref> It is native to the eastern and southern Europe from Ireland and Portugal east as far as Germany, Austria, and Greece.<ref name=gerta/> It become naturalized in scattered locations in North America.<ref name=gerta/><ref>Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map</ref>

Crepis vesicaria is an annual, biennial, or perennial herb up to 120 cm (48 inches or 4 feet) tall, producing a large underground caudex. Each plant can have as many as 20 flower heads, each with up to 70 ray florets but no disc florets. It grows on hillsides and in sandy clearings.<ref>Flora of North America, Beaked hawksbeard Crepis vesicaria Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 805. 1753.</ref>

Subspecies<ref name=mahla/>
  • Crepis vesicaria subsp. andryaloides (Lowe) Babc.
  • Crepis vesicaria subsp. bivonana (Soldano & F.Conti) Giardina & Raimondo
  • Crepis vesicaria subsp. hyemalis (Biv.) Babc.
  • Crepis vesicaria subsp. myriocephala (Batt.) Babc.
  • Crepis vesicaria subsp. stellata (Ball) Babc.
  • Crepis vesicaria subsp. taraxacifolia (Thuill.) Thell.
  • Crepis vesicaria subsp. vesicaria

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