Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Smallflower Hawksbeard - Crepis pulchra   L.
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DistributionMostly in the Piedmont; scattered in the southern Mountains and in the Sandhills; disjunct to Currituck County in the outer Coastal Plain. First collected in 1924 at the Courthouse Battlefield in Guilford County; next in 1948 in Cabarrus, Nash, and Wake counties.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. MD to IL and MO, south to GA and TX; also Ont. and OR.
AbundanceFrequent in the Piedmont; rare elsewhere.
HabitatRoadsides, railroad margins, woods edge, river edge, lawn weed, campus weed, battlefield (Guilford Co.).
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late April-July.
IdentificationSmallflower Hawksbeard most resembles C. capillaris, but the stems have stipitate glands (vs. not stipitate in that species). It has numerous rather small Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) type heads at the ends of many branches, well above the leafy stem.
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