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Majella hawksbeard

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Family: Asteraceae

Scientific name: Crepis magellensis

Description: It is a small herbaceous perennial plant that can grow up to 8 cm, with fleshy leaves grouped in a basal rosette and floral scapes mostly simple, monocephalic. Yellow flowers grouped in a head. It blooms in July-August. This plant grows on gravels with clasts of about 2-5 cm on flat or slightly sloping surfaces, at the higher altitudes.

Distribution: Endemic of the Majella massif.

Notes: The species has been described only in recent times, after being incorrectly listed as Crepis bithynica

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