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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyra3_001_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_h_radiata_heads

April        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_h_radiata_plant

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm0405s_14

May    Greenville County    SC

Parking lot

Leaves hairy on both sides, pinnately cleft with rounded lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Hypochoeris radicata, image of Hypochaeris radicata

JK Marlow    jkm0405s_30

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm080523_003

May    Greenville County    SC

Parking lot

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JK Marlow    jkm080523_004

May    Greenville County    SC

Parking lot

To 2' tall with sparsely branched, mostly naked stems, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm140525_218

May    Henderson County    NC

Nutlets all beaked, often glaucous; pappus pale tan, 8-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm160512_005

May    Greenville County    SC

Stems naked, or only with few and very small bracts, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    s040519_e

May    Greenville County    SC

Parking lot

Leaves are basal, oblanceolate, and toothed or pinnatifid, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    s040519_e1

May    Greenville County    SC

Parking lot

Leaves have firm, coarse hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm120612_864

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120612_870

June    Greenville County    SC

Involucral bracts imbricate, in several series, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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picture of Hypochoeris radicata, image of Hypochaeris radicata

JK Marlow    jkm120612_877

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140612_744

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Phyllaries narrowly lanceolate, unequal, margins scarious, green to darkened, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm160603_871

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm060720_010

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

All leaves basal, possibly some bracts on main stem, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm060723_006

July    Henderson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Ray flowers yellow and numerous; disk flowers absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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