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Hypochaeris radicata  L.
Hairy cats ear,   Hairy catsear,   Rough cat's ear
Hypochaeris radicata is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Hypochaeris
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JM93Hypochoeris radicata
Information about  Hypochaeris radicata from other sources

[Wikipedia] Europe native, Noxious weed: Hypochaeris radicata (sometimes spelled Hypochoeris radicata) also known as catsear, flatweed,[1][2] cat's-ear,[3] hairy cat's ear,[4] or false dandelion, is a perennial, low-lying edible herb often found in lawns. The plant is native to Europe,[5] but has also been introduced to the Americas,[6][7][8] Japan,[9] Australia,[10] and New Zealand, where it can be an invasive weed. It is listed as a noxious weed in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington.[11] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/18/2024).