[Hawksbeards: The Genus Crepis East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard

Crepis acuminata

Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata

Inflorescence of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Inflorescence of tapertip hawksbeard as seen at the base of the old Calamity Butte Lookout, southern Malheur National Forest.......July 18, 2010. This species typically has 20 to 100 or more flower heads in the inflorescence, each head consisting of 5-6 flowers.

Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Basal leaves of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Additional close-up photos of tapertip hawksbeard as seen at the base of the old Calamity Butte Lookout, southern Malheur National Forest..........July 18, 2010.

Flower head buds of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Basal leaves of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Tapertip hawksbeard as seen in bud along the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 on the northwest side of Hager Mountain, Fremont National Forest.........May 19, 2016.

Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Inflorescence of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Tapertip hawksbeard as seen blooming high on the east-facing slopes of the Hart Mt. ridgeline west of Hot Springs Campground, Hart Mt. National Antelope Refuge..........June 9, 2016.

Inflorescence of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

A close-up side view (left) of the inflorescence of tapertip hawksbeard as seen blooming along the Steins Pillar Trail, Ochoco National Forest........June 26, 2017. Note the narrow, glabrous involucres. The photos at center and right show tapertip hawksbeard blooming (with pollinating cedar hairstreaks) along the Gray Butte Trail #852, Crooked River National Grasslands.........June 24, 2017.

Leaf of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Budding inflorescence of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Tapertip hawksbeard observed along the South Prong Trail #821, Black Canyon Wilderness.......June 21, 2019. Note the greenish, glabrous involucral bracts.

Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata) - Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Tapertip hawksbeard blooming at left along the Bonny Lakes Trail #1802, about one-half mile east of Bonny Lakes, Eagle Cap Wilderness.......August 12, 2018. The photo at right shows tapertip hawksbeard in bloom along Box Canyon Road, Simcoe Mountains Unit, Klickitat Wildlife Area.......May 23, 2020.

Basal leaves of Tapertip Hawksbeard, Long-leaved Hawksbeard: Crepis acuminata (Synonyms: Crepis acuminata ssp. acuminata, Crepis acuminata ssp. typica, Psilochenia acuminata)

Leaves of tapertip hawksbeard observed along the Fremont National Recreation Trail on the northwestern slopes of Hager Mountain, Fremont-Winema National Forest......June 18, 2020.

Paul Slichter