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

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard

Crepis modocensis

Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

The photo above shows low hawksbeard as seen on the south-facing slopes of Selah Butte, several miles northeast of Selah Washington...........April 24, 2007.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)Photo at right of Crepis modocensis ssp rostrata from Douglas Creek, Douglas County, central Washington..........May 3, 1998.
Characteristics:

Low hawksbeard is long taprooted perennial with broad dandelion-like leaves. The leaves are largely basal, about 7 to 25 cm in length, deeply pinnatified with lanceolate, toothed or once again pinnatified segments. Plants covered with short, whitish-silver, felt-like hairs. One to four erect stems have one to nine wide flower heads, each with ten to sixty ray flowers . Flower heads yellow, dandelion-like. Low Hawksbeard is commonly 10 to 30 cm (to 6 inches) tall.


Habitat:

Low hawksbeard is typically found on open, dry (often rocky) slopes from the lowlands to moderate altitude in the mountains. It is commonly found in conjunction with rigid sagebrush and one of the balsamroots.


Range:

Low hawksbeard is found from southern British Columbia, south along the east base of the Cascades and Sierra to southern California, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.


Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Involucral bracts of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Stem leaf of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Leaf of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard as seen along US Highway 97 at a pass about a dozen miles northwest of Ellensburg, Washington.........June 9, 2011.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Involucres of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard as seen along the Gray Butte Trail #852, Crooked River National Grasslands.......May 20, 2017.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Inflorescence of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Basal leaf of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard as seen near the eastern crest of the Hart Mt. ridgeline several miles west of Hot Springs Campground, Hart Mt. National Antelope Refuge.........June 9, 2016.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

These photos show 4 different views of low hawksbeard. Photographed on the south-facing slopes of Selah Butte, several miles northeast of Selah Washington..........April 24, 2007.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Flower head of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Basal leaf of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard growing on cindery slopes atop Domingo Pass, Pueblo Mountains of southeastern Oregon................May 31, 2012.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Modoc hawksbeard blooming on scablands about one-quarter of a mile uphill to the west of Wenas Campground, Yakima County, WA........May 24, 2019.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Basal leaf of Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard as seen on scablands atop Bickleton Ridge in the Bickleton Ridge Unit of the Klickitat Wildlife Area..........June 17, 2017. The photo at lower right was taken in the same area on May 7, 2017.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

What appears to be low hawksbeard as observed along the Twin Pillars Trail #832 about half a mile south of the trailhead at Bingham Springs, Mill Creek Wilderness......May 25, 2018.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard in bloom on scablands at the south rim of Umtanum canyon above Umtanum Falls, Yakima County, WA.......May 25, 2019.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Modoc hawksbeard blooming atop Light Peak, Fremont-Winema National Forest.....June 29, 2019.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard as seen along the Gray Butte Trail #852, Crooked River National Grasslands.......May 31, 2018.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Low hawksbeard blooming along the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 on the eastern slopes of Crook Peak, Fremont-Winema National Forest........June 28, 2019.

Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis) - Low Hawksbeard, Modoc Hawksbeard: Crepis modocensis (Synonyms: Crepis modocensis ssp. modocensis, Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata, Crepis modocensis ssp. subacaulis)

Crepis modocensis ssp. rostrata from Douglas Creek, Douglas County, central Washington..........May 3, 1998.

Paul Slichter