1a. Achenes distinctly slender-beaked; rare waif...C. setosa – bristly hawk's-beard
1b. Achenes narrowed toward the top but scarcely beaked...2
2a. Ligules yellow; inner surface of inner series of bracts microscopically appressedpuberulent; locally common...C. tectorum – narrow-leaved hawk's-beard
2b. Ligules yellow, minutely tipped with red; inner surface of inner series of bracts glabrous; rare adventive...C. capillaris – smooth hawk's-beard
(Very rare waif: C. foetida – stinking hawk's-beard)
Adapted from Keys to the Asteraceae of Wisconsin. Assembled and editied by Robert R. Kowal, 11 February 2007.