Crepis sancta subsp. falconeri (Hook. fil.) Rech. fil., Fl. Iranica 122: 330 (1977) (syn: Pterotheca bifida C.B.Clarke; Pterotheca falconeri Hook.f.);
Afghanistan to W. Himalaya: Afghanistan, Pakistan, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Crepis sancta subsp. falconeri (Hook.f.) Rech.f. from Kashmir:
Syn: Pterotheca falconeri Hook.f.
A very distinctive annual herb up to 40 cm tall with basal rosette of spatulate and pinnatifid leaves up to 12 cm long with few teeth or lobes, leaf base narrowed to winged stalk; stems slender, branched, hairy especially in upper part, leafless and appearing like scapes; heads yellow, ligulate, 15-20 mm in diam., ligules 5-toothed; inner involucre bracts 8-10, linear, pubescent, 8-10 mm long, with hyaline margin, erect, outer few, small, spreading; achenes linear, narrowed at both ends, reddish when mature, without beak, 3-5 mm long; pappus of simple hairs, soft, white, nearly as long as achene body.
Commonest weed in May-June in wastelands and borders of cultivated fields.
Photographed from above Cheshma Sahi, outside Shalimar garden, Pampore, Dachhigam and Pahalgam, Kashmir.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate Heads: Crepis sancta subsp. falconeri from Kashmir-GS10 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Identification required .. Location: ganderbal kashmir: 1 very high res. image.
Check with Launaea
I hope Crepis sancta subsp. bifida (Syn: Pterotheca falconeri), commonest spring flower in Kashmir
Crepis for ID from Dalhousie-GS26022022-3: 5 very high res. images.
Crepis for ID photographed from Dalhousie, 28-4-2015
Also check Launaea. Not sure.
Identification required 8737: 3 high res. images.
Crepis sancta subsp. falconeri
(Syn: Pterotheca falconeri)
Appears close to images at Crepis sancta subsp. falconeri (Hook. fil.) Rech. fil.