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Common Cat's-ear

Hypochaeris radicata

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow dandelion-like solitary flowers, up to 4cm. Underside has green-greyish florets. Leafless, unbranched flower stalk contains scale-like bracts at the top. Flowers similar-looking to Autum Hawkbit except they are slightly larger and Autumn Hawkbit does not have the scale-like bracts at the top of the stem.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Other Names:
Australian Cape Weed, California Dandelion, Coast Dandelion, Deep-rooted Cat's-ear, False Dandelion, Flatweed, Frogbit, Gosmore, Hairy Cat's-ear, Hairy Wild Lettuce, Long-rooted Cat's-ear, Rooted Cat's-ear, Spotted Cat's-ear, Wet-the-bed.
Habitats:
Grassland, lawns.