Taxon  Report   4314    
Hypochaeris radicata  L.
Hairy cats ear,  Hairy catsear, Rough cat's ear
Hypochaeris radicata
© 2017 Gary McDonald
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Hypochaeris radicata
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
Hypochaeris radicata
© 2004 Michael Charters
Hypochaeris radicata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Hypochaeris radicata
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Genus: Hypochaeris
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).