|Crepis Barbata, Bearded
Crepis, or Purple Eyed Succory Hawkweed is one of the most common annuals
cultivated in our gardens. The centre of the flower is usually black or
deep purple colour. It begins flowering in July, and continues to blossom
till the frost sets in.
Grows spontaneously in the
south of France, about Montpelier; also, in Spain, Italy, Sicily, and elsewhere
in the south of Europe.
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.