Crepis

Crepis

Crepis is a genus of about 200 annual and perennial flowering plants found in the family Asteraceae resembling Dandelion, the main differences being that Hawksbeards have multiple flowers per plant as well as branching stems. The name Crepis derives from Greek, meaning 'shoe'. In some parts of the world the genus is known as Hawksbeard.

Species can be found all through the northern hemisphere and tropical Africa.

Crepis species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Broad-barred White.

Chromosome count: 2n=12

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