Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crepis rubra

This is a rather attractive little annual, kind of like a pink dandelion, or a mini pink gerbera of sorts. The seeds are very thin and long, at first I thought the seeds were not viable b/c they were so thin. But they do germinate easily, and quickly produce rosettes from which emerge pink flowers over a fairly long period of time. Crepis rubra does not take kindly to too much competition though, it is a sun lover and is easily swamped by larger plants. Abundant seed is produced in much the same manner as dandelions.

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