Crepis runcinata subsp. hispidulosa

(Howell ex Rydberg) Babcock & Stebbins

Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 504: 96. 1938.

Basionym: Crepis runcinata var. hispidulosa Howell ex Rydberg Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 461. 1900
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 237. Mentioned on page 235.

Plants 25–50 cm. Leaves: petioles narrowly winged; blades obovate, 2.5–8 cm wide, margins remotely toothed, pinnately lobed, or entire (teeth not prominently white-tipped, apices obtuse), faces glabrous or glandular-hispid. Heads 10–30. Involucres 8–12 mm. Phyllaries lanceolate, apices acute, faces strongly or finely glandular-hispid. Cypselae brown, 3.5–5 mm, not beaked; pappi 4–8 mm. 2n = 22.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Dry or moist alkaline meadows
Elevation: 1300–2500 m



Alta., Sask., Colo., Idaho, Mont., N.Dak., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


Subspecies hispidulosa is distinguished by its relatively large, obtuse leaves and relatively numerous heads with glandular-hispid phyllaries.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

David J. Bogler +
(Howell ex Rydberg) Babcock & Stebbins +
Crepis runcinata var. hispidulosa +
Alta. +, Sask. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, N.Dak. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
1300–2500 m +
Dry or moist alkaline meadows +
Flowering Jun–Jul. +
Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. +
Undefined tribe Lactuceae +
Crepis runcinata subsp. hispidulosa +
Crepis runcinata +
subspecies +