Scale bar = 1cm.

Smooth Cat's Ear - a weed (*Hypochaeris glabra)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family).

Native of Europe.

Other names: Annual Flat-weed. It is sometimes spelled Hypochoeris. Hypochaeris shares the name "Flat Weed" with Plantago lanceolata.

Occurrence: Widespread and common in weedy places, grasslands and forests. It may be locally very abundant.


Photos 1: Smooth Cat's Ear in forest. Chewton.
2: Flowering specimens. Castlemaine.
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A distinguishing feature of Hypochaeris is the presence of scales bewtween the seeds.