Is it a native?

Smooth Hawksbeard - introduced (*Crepis capillaris)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: Uncommon in Central Victoria. Is more common in higher rainfall areas.


It is an environmental weed.

Photos 1: Upper R: Part of the flowering branches of Smooth Hawksbeard. The floral leaves curve inwards and hide the bristles on the seed.
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2: The leaves on the upper part of the plant are smaller than the lower leaves. The petals are longer than the floral leaves. Gong Gong Reservoir.

3: Flowers. Daylesford.