[Hawksbeards of the Columbia River Gorge]

Bearded Hawksbeard

Crepis barbigera

Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis

Inflorescence of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)

The photo above shows the inflorescence of bearded hawksbeard as seen from the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of Dallesport, WA.............. July 7, 2006.

Inflorescence of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)The photo at right shows the inflorescence of bearded hawksbeard as seen at the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of the Dallesport, WA...............July 7, 2006. This species typically has 6-70 flowerheads per inflorescence, each head with 8-25 flowers.
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In the Columbia River Gorge, bearded hawksbeard may be found between the elevations of 100'-3000' from the eastern edge of the Major Creek Plateau eastward towards Rock Creek.


Ventral leaf surface of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)

The photo above shows the ventral surface of a basal leaf of bearded hawksbeard as seen from the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of Dallesport, WA.............. July 7, 2006.

Flower head of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)

The photo above shows a close-up of a flowerhead of bearded hawksbeard as seen from the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of Dallesport, WA.............. July 7, 2006.

Involucral bracts of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)

The photo above shows the involucral bracts of bearded hawksbeard as seen from the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of Dallesport, WA.............. July 7, 2006. Note the spreading appendages from the base and tips of each lobe.

Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)

The photo above shows bearded hawksbeard as seen in grasslands the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of Dallesport, WA.............. July 7, 2006.

Involucral bracts of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)

The photo above shows the involucral bracts of bearded hawksbeard as seen from the crest of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of Dallesport, WA.............. July 7, 2006.Note that the outer series of bracts are short and triangular in outline at the base of the involucre, while the inner series of bracts are longer.

Involucral bracts of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis) -- Dorsal leaf surface of Bearded Hawksbeard: Crepis barbigera (Synonym: Crepis atribarba ssp. originalis)

Close-up of the involucral bracts and dorsal leaf surface bearded hawksbeard. Photographed along the summit of the Columbia Hills to the northeast of The Dalles, OR................June 3, 2009

Paul Slichter