Crepis setosa Haller f.

Bristly Hawksbeard

in Roem., Arch. Bot. 1: 1 (1796-97) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect annual to c. 100 cm high; stems with stiff, pale, spreading hairs to 2 mm long. Rosette (weakly developed) and lower cauline leaves petiolate, c. oblanceolate, commonly deeply pinnatifid, occasionally c. entire, mostly 6–20 cm long and 1–6 cm wide, sparsely to moderately short-bristly all over; upper cauline leaves sessile, c. auriculate, toothed to pinnatifid, particularly near base. Capitula turbinate to campanulate, erect in bud; outer bracts linear, outer surface with pale, coarse eglandular bristles to 2 mm long, mostly along midrib, sometimes also with short cobwebby hairs, inner surface with fine appressed hairs (at least toward apex); inner bracts lanceolate, 7–10 mm long, indumentum as for outer bracts; ligules to c. 8 mm long; receptacle with low ciliate ridges. Cypselas 4–7 mm long, narrowly beaked for c. half their length; pappus bristles in 1 row. Flowers Dec.–Apr

*CVU, *EGU, *GipP, *HNF, *NIS, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised Tas. Native from the Mediterranean region to south-west Asia. Locally common in the Ovens River valley and nearby areas, uncommon elsewhere (e.g. Ballarat, La Trobe River valley areas), on roadsides, river flats, sometimes extending into native forest.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Crepis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Crepis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Crepis setosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crepis setosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Victorian Alps present introduced

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New South Wales