Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


731

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hypochaeris radicata   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypochaeris radicata   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-13-002:
Hypochoeris radicata   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Spotted Cat's-ear, Cat's Ear Dandelion