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Crepis intermedia
gray hawksbeard, intermediate hawksbeard, limestone hawksbeard

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Open forest, grassland, meadows, rocky or sandy slopes, and ridges from low to middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, wasps, apomixis?


Perennial with 1 or 2 stems from a tap-root, 2-7 dm. tall, more or less grey-woolly throughout, with milky juice.


Basal and lower cauline leaves 1-4 dm. long, pinnatifid, with entire or dentate lobes; other leaves few and reduced.


Heads 10-60, 7-12 flowered; involucre 10-16 mm. high, finely grey-woolly, outer bracts less than half as long as the 7-8 inner ones; corollas all ligulate, yellow, 14-30 mm. long.


Achenes yellow or brownish, narrowed above.

Accepted Name:
Crepis intermedia A. Gray
Publication: Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1(2): 432. 1884.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Crepis intermedia checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Crepis intermedia information.

E-Flora BC: Crepis intermedia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Crepis intermedia photos.

USDA Plants: Crepis intermedia information.

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