Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
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Smooth Cat's-ear has glabrous or glabrate basal rosette leaves (vs. hispid-hairy basal leaves in the quite common H. radicata). Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-13-003:
Hypochoeris glabra FAMILY Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Common (rare in Piedmont of GA & NC)
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
Ray flowers bisexual
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p533
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p133
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