Bearded creeper (Crupina vulgaris)

Bearded creeper (Crupina vulgaris)
Images courtesy Dan Sharratt
Bearded creeper (Crupina vulgaris)
Bearded creeper (Crupina vulgaris)
EDRR Species?: 
No

Other common names
Common crupina

Description
Winter annual, flowers June to July. Grows one to three feet tall. Leaves alternate, with a coarse, rough texture when touched. Cotyledons (seed leaves) have a dark-purple vein. Flower heads are narrow and topped with pink, lavender or purple flowers in groups of up to five. Seeds have a distinct ring of dark, stiff bristles encircling a broad end.

Impacts
Found in range-, forest- and disturbed non-crop lands. The primary Pacific Northwest habitat is southern slopes in steep canyon grasslands.