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Crepis tectorum - L.

Common Name Narrow-Leaved Hawksbeard
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky and sandy ground by rivers and the sea[50].
Range Europe.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Crepis tectorum Narrow-Leaved Hawksbeard


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Crepis tectorum Narrow-Leaved Hawksbeard

 

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Physical Characteristics

 
Crepis tectorum is a . The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

None known

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Propagation

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Crepis bursifoliaItalian hawksbeardPerennial0.0 0-0  LMHSNM20 
Crepis runcinataFiddleleaf hawksbeard, Anderson's hawksbeard, Barber's hawksbeard, Hall's hawksbeardPerennial0.6 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Crepis sancta Annual0.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Crepis vesicariaBeaked hawksbeardBiennial0.8 0-0  LMHSNDM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Weed Lady   Tue Jan 20 17:53:46 2004

Hawksbeard is a wonderful spring salad green, a good detox tea, and source of chlorophyll in the diet. Use as a food like dandelion.

Link: Wild Food Foragers of America Newsletter features one edible weed per month, how to harvest, store and prepare. This issue is on Hawksbeard.

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