Crepis mollis

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Crepis mollis

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Common names

Albanian (Albania): Shmangë butlosheA,1; Bulgarian (Bulgaria): Влакнеста дрипавкаB,1; Czech (Czech Republic): Škarda měkkáC,1; English (Great Britain): Northern Hawk's-beardD,1; Estonian (Estonia): Pehme koeratubakasE,1; French (France): Crépide molleF,1, Crépide tendreF,1, Crépis mouF,1, Crépis tendreF,1; French (Switzerland): Crépide tendreG,1; German (Germany): Weicher PippauH,1; German (Switzerland): Weicher PippauG,1; Italian (Italy): Radicchiella pubescenteI,1; Italian (Switzerland): Radicchiella pubescenteG,1; Latvian (Latvia): Mīkstā cietpieneE,1; Lithuanian (Lithuania): Švelnioji kreisvėE,1; Polish (Poland): Pępawa miękkaJ,1
1. recommended

Description

Herb, perennial, 30-75-(90) cm high. Caudex 3.0-5.0 cm wide. Flowering stems erect, sulcate or terete, hollow, glabrous or more or less pubescent, 1.0-5.0 mm in diameter, slender, branched in upper half. Rosette leaves narrowly obovate to elliptic, 4.0-27.0 cm long, 1.5-5.0 cm wide, dentate or entire, obtuse or acute, petiole-like attenuate with a winged petiole, glabrous or more or less pubescent. Cauline leaves narrowly ovate or narrowly obovate to elliptic, dentate or entire, obtuse or acute, amplexicaul or petiole-like attenuate with a winged petiole, more or less pubescent or glabrous, apically reduced to scales. Synflorescence corymbiform. Peduncle 1.0-9.0 cm long, tomentose, more or less pubescent and glandular. Heads with many flowers. Involucre at flowering campanulate, 8.0-10.0-(12.0) mm long, at flowering 5.0-6.0 mm in diameter, dark green, pubescent and glandular; outer involucral bracts narrowly ovate or deltoid, acute, margin minutely ciliate at apex, margin scarious; inner involucral bracts narrowly ovate, acuminate or acute, margin minutely ciliate at apex, margin scarious. Receptacle flat, areolate or pitted, naked. Corolla ligulate, c. 13.0 mm long, yellow; tube 3.0-4.0 mm long, pubescent; ligule 2.0 mm long, yellow or with purple teeth. Anthertube 3.8 mm long; apical appendages acute, 0.5 mm long. Style branches 2.0 mm long, dark green or greenish yellow. Achenes cylindrical in outline, 3.0-4.5 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide, smooth, reddish brown, with c. 20 ribs, attenuate; outer achenes curved; inner achenes straight. Pappus white, 5.0-6.0 mm long, caducous, flexible, united at base.

Based on: Babcock, E. B. 1947: The genus Crepis 2. – Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 22; Bobrov, E. G. and Tzvelev, N. N. (ed.) 2000: Flora of the U.S.S.R. 29, Compositae, Tribe Cichorieae. – Enfield; Lamond, J. M. 1975: 129. Crepis L. – Pp. 814-696. in: Davis, P. H. et al (ed.), Flora of Turkey 5 – Edinburgh; Sell, P. and Murell, G. 2006: Flora of Great Britain and Ireland 4. – Cambridge.

Distribution

Europe: Albania (AlbanianativeK,L,M,N); AustrianativeL (Austrianative, LiechtensteinnativeO); Baltic States (EstonianativeP, KaliningradnativeQ, LatvianativeP, LithuanianativeP); Belarus (BelarusnativeR); Bulgaria (BulgarianativeB,L,S,T); CzechoslovakiaL (Czech Republicnative, Slovakianative); FrancenativeL,U,V,W,X; Germany (Germanynative); Great Britain (Great BritainnativeL); Hungary (Hungarynative); Italynative; Krym (Krymnative); Northwest European Russia (Northwest European RussianativeR); Poland (Polandnative); Romania (RomanianativeL,Y,Z); Spain (AndorranativeAA,U, SpainnativeAB,AC,AD,AE,L,U); Switzerland (SwitzerlandnativeAF,AG,L); Ukraine (UkrainenativeAH,AI,R); Yugoslavia (Bosnia-HerzegovinanativeAJ,AK, CroatianativeAK,AL, SerbianativeAK,AM)

Credits

Enke N. 2009: Images (2 added)

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