Species: Cat's-ear (Hypochaeris radicata)

Family: Asters (ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Asters (ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE)

This is one of the largest worldwide flowering plant families and is well represented in the UK. The name Compositae refers to the clustering of the flowers (called florets) into compact heads, so that an entire cluster represents a single ‘flower’. They also have one-seeded fruits called achenes.

C. Cat's-ear (Hypochaeris radicata)

This native species has solitary flower heads, opening in June, and the leaves are roughly hairy, like a cat's ear, with the end lobe blunt.

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Cat's-ear

This native species has solitary flower heads, opening in June, and the leaves are roughly hairy, like a cat's ear, with the end lobe blunt.