Crepis acuminata (Tapertip hawksbeard)

Drought tolerant perennial, preferring well drained soils; full sunlight. Yellow cylindrical flower heads bloom May-August. Stems with milky sap arise from a woody base; long taproot. Found on open dry sites in foothills and mountains, often in sagebrush and conifer communities at 4,500-9,500 ft. elevations. Highly desirable for sage grouse food and habitat.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Bunch

Mature Height: 36 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: Early Summer

Annual Precipitation: 8-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-7.8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 800,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: 

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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