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Cat's Ear - a weed (*Hypochaeris radicata)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family).

Native of Europe and Asia.

Other names. Flatweed. The genus is sometimes spelled Hypochoeris.

Occurrence: Catís Ear is possibly the most widespread and abundant weed of Central Victoria. It is very common and abundant in lawns, on roadsides, and on farmland. It also grows in forests, especially after fire.


Photos 1: Typical clump of Cat's Ear. Harcourt North. 2. Awned seed heads. 3. Basal rosette. The leaves are shallowly lobed and have stiff hairs. Both Castlemaine. 4. Lawn weed. Castlemaine. 5. Cat's Ear. Mt Macedon.
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