Taxon  Report   4314 
Hypochaeris radicata  L.
Hairy cats ear,  Hairy catsear, Rough cat's ear
Hypochaeris radicata
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
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Hypochaeris radicata
© 2004 Michael Charters
Hypochaeris radicata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Hypochaeris radicata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Hypochaeris radicata
© 2015 John Doyen
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Hypochaeris
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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XWALK: Hypochoeris radicata
More information about  Hypochaeris radicata
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (HYRA3)

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 10, 2016).

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