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Crepis zacintha


Crepis zacintha, common name striped hawksbeard, is a plant species native to southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Albania, Bulgaria, etc.) but now naturalized on roadsides and other disturbed sites in Texas, Israel, Cyprus, and the United Kingdom.<ref name="poiusdaf7g">Flora of North America Crepis zacintha</ref><ref>Flora of Israel Online, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Template:Webarchive.</ref><ref>Euro+Med Plantbase Project</ref>

Crepis zacintha is an annual herb up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall, often branching above ground. Heads are solitary in the axils of branches. Each head has up to 30 ray florets, yellow with a reddish tinge on the back. There are no disc florets.<ref name="poiusdaf7g"/><ref>Linnaeus, Carl von. Species Plantarum 2: 811. 1753.</ref><ref>Babcock, Ernest Brown. University of California Publications in Botany 19(11): 404. 1941.</ref><ref>Allioni, Carlo. Flora Pedemontana 1: 227. 1785.</ref><ref>Gaertner, Joseph. De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum 2: 358, pl. 157, f. 7. 1791.</ref><ref>Dumont de Courset, George(s) Louis Marie. Le Botaniste Cultivateur 2: 339. 1801.</ref>