1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume I

Crepis barbata

Bearded Crepis or Purple-eyed Succory-Hawkweed
Class and Order
Syngenesia Polygamia Æqualis
Generic Character
Recept. nudum. Cal. calyculatus squamis deciduis. Pappus plumosus, stipitatus.
Specific Character and Synonyms
CREPIS barbata involucris calyce longioribus: squamis setaceis sparsis. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 719
HIERACIUM proliferum falcatum. Bauh. Pin. 128
HIERACIUM calyce barbato. Col. ecphr. 2. p. 28. t. 27. f. 1
HIERACIUM boeticum medio nigro. Herm. Parad. Bat. 185. t. 185.

Grows spontaneously in the south of France, about Montpelier; also, in Spain, Italy, Sicily, and elsewhere in the south of Europe: is one of the most common annuals cultivated in our gardens. It begins flowering in July, and continues to blossom till the frost sets in.

No other care is necessary in the cultivation of this species than sowing the seeds in the spring, in little patches, on the borders where they are to remain, thinning them if they prove too numerous.

Miller calls this species bœtica, and improperly describes the centre of the flower as black, as also does Herman: in all the specimens we have seen, it has evidently been of a deep purple colour, or, as Linnæus expresses it, atropurpurascens.

35Crepis barbata
Crepis barbata
Bearded Crepis or Purple-eyed Succory-Hawkweed