Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis Capillaris) is an annual, sometimes biennial forb in the Aster Family (Asteraceae). It’s native to Europe, blooms Jun-Sep and grows 1-3 ft. It’s a common weed in prairies, meadows, savannas, forest edges, fields and roadsides; tolerates moist to dry soils and partial to full sun exposure.
Bristly Hawksbeard (Crepis Setosa) is very similar to Smooth Hawsbeard, they both grow in the same places and look almost the same. Smooth Hawsbeard is however like the name says smooth, all parts of the plant but the lower part of the main stems are hairless. Bristly Hawksbeard is hairy all over leaves, stems and flower buds.
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