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Crepis tectorum - L.                
                 
Common Name Narrow-Leaved Hawksbeard
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
Synonyms
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky and sandy ground by rivers and the sea[50].
Range Europe.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
 
Crepis tectorum is a . The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

USDA hardiness zone : Coming soon


Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Crepis tectorum Narrow-Leaved Hawksbeard


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Crepis tectorum Narrow-Leaved Hawksbeard
   
Habitats       
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
Young leaves - cooked[105, 177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
None known
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed -
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Author                                         
L.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
50
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[50]? Flora Europaea
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.
[105]Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World.
The most comprehensive guide to edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
[177]Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption.
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.

Readers comment                                         
 
Elizabeth H.
Weed Lady Tue Jan 20 17:53:46 2004
Hawksbeard is a wonderful spring salad green, a good detox tea, and source of chlorophyll in the diet. Use as a food like dandelion.

Link: Wild Food Foragers of America Newsletter features one edible weed per month, how to harvest, store and prepare. This issue is on Hawksbeard.

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