Hypochaeris radicata

Hypochaeris radicata

(Flatweed, Cats-ear)

FAMILY

Asteraceae

Species

Hypochaeris radicata

Common name(s)

Flatweed, Cats-ear

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Herb to 80 cm tall, rootstock fleshy

Distinguishing features

Young leaves edible. Leaves from a rosette at the base, with none or only a few cauline leaves. Heads terminal on long stems; flowers yellow, ray florets only. Pappus of plumose scabrous bristles.

Hypochaeris radicata