Cat's-ear - Hypochaeris radicata

    Alt Name
    Common Cat's-ear

    Low to short plant, with a basal rosette of wavy edged leaves, never cut to the midrib, covered with many stiff, unbranched hairs that are raised on pimples. Flowerheads, yellow, 20 to 30 mm.

    Photo ID?

    Common in grassy areas and short turf, roadside verges, lawns, etc.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History


    UK Status

    A common plant across Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 468 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map