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Crepis sancta subsp. falconeri (Hook.f.) Rech.f. , , Fl. Iran. 122: 330. 1977

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.


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Crepis sancta subsp. falconeri (Hook.f.) Rech.f. , , Fl. Iran. 122: 330. 1977

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 wastelans and borders of cultivated fields. 

Photographed from above Cheshma Sahi, outside Shalimar garden, Pampore, Dachhigam and Pahalgam, Kashmir.


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My Pending Identifications: Chakrata- Unid Asteraceae:: NS MARCH 17 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).

This tiny Composite was shot from periphery of Chakrata town in August 2013…

please provide your inputs for the id.. can this be a Crepis sp.


Crepis species so far in efi


Crepis multicaulis Ledeb. ??


Appears close to  Crepis sancta (L.) Bornm. , but I do not find stem leaves like this in GBIF– specimen

Flora of China says Stem leaves 0-2, much reduced in size, linear, margin entire.
Another species which appeared close was Askellia flexuosabut I am not satisfied after going through specimens at GBIF and FoC illustration

I am leaning more towards Crepis sancta (L.) Bornm.


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Identification required .. Location: ganderbal kashmir: 1 image.
Check with Launaea


I hope Crepis sancta subsp. bifida (Syn: Pterotheca falconeri), commonest spring flower in Kashmir



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