Cat's-ear - Hypochaeris radicata

Alt Name
Common Cat's-ear
Description

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.

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Habitat

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

When to see it

June to September.

Life History

Perennial.

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