Crepis vesicaria L. vesicaria


Genus: Crepis

Catalan common name: Cap roig. Caproll. Carrois.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Hemicryptophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones.

Characteristics: One more of the many species of Compositae with yellow capitula living in the islands. Like many others, it can also be found along path-sides, in grasslands and disturbed places. But it can be easily recognised by looking at the capitula bracts: we will see that some of them, the outside ones, are clearly differentiated, smaller and oval. Its can reach practically a metre in height, with a rosette of relatively large leaves at the base.