Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Crepis barbigera
bearded hawksbeard

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho.

Habitat: Sagebrush deserts to ponderosa pine forest openings at middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, apomixis?


Stout perennial from a taproot and crown, the 1-several stems 2-8 dm. tall; herbage sometimes sparsely gray-woolly, sometimes with yellow bristles.


Basal and lower cauline leaves 1-4 dm. long, pinnately or bi-pinnately toothed or parted, with lanceolate segments; upper leaves few and much reduced.


Heads few or many in a flat-topped inflorescence, 8-25 flowered; involucre 9-17 mm. high, covered with glandless yellow or green bristles; inner involucre bracts 6-10; corollas ligulate, yellow


Achenes olive or yellowish, narrowed to the tip.

Accepted Name:
Crepis barbigera Leiberg ex Coville
Publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 3: 565, plate 26. 1896.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Crepis barbigera in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Crepis barbigera checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Crepis barbigera information.

E-Flora BC: Crepis barbigera atlas page.

CalPhotos: Crepis barbigera photos.

USDA Plants: Crepis barbigera information.

43 photographs:
Group by