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Catsear / Flatweed

Hypochaeris radicata or Hypochoeris radicata

Description:

This plant usually mistaken as Dandelion as the flowers of both plants are very similar.

Habitat:

Usually found on lawn. native of Europe, but can also be found in America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Notes:

Very windy and sunny having hard time taking these photos ... Learn interesting lesson today :) Never know this is a Dandelion :D Even more interesting!!! I just caught a fake Dandelion !! :)

1 species ID suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago
Catsear (AKA Flatweed) (AKA False dandelion)
Hypochaeris radicata Catsear

6 Comments

iGooism
iGooism 2 years ago

Me too!! Most interesting spotting for me so far :) Thx IsmaelChavesAguilar and martinl !!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Wow I did not known about the Catsear

iGooism
iGooism 2 years ago

Thx martinl :) I learned even more today!! those bods actually belongs to another plant. but as i recall from my trip, it dose have few flowers per stem. :)

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

I suggest catsear because of the petiole structure in Pic 3 bearing several flower buds.
Dandelions have 1/ deeply lobed leaves with points 2/ smooth leaves. 3/ only one flower per stem.
Catsear has 1/ leaf lobes with rounded edges 2/ hairy leaves 3/ several flowers per stem.

iGooism
iGooism 2 years ago

Oh never thought its Dandelion !! thx !!!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Is a Dandelion flower(Taraxacum officinale) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum

Christchurch, New Zealand

Lat: -43.45, Long: 172.61

Spotted on Dec 25, 2011
Submitted on Dec 25, 2011

Spotted for mission

Reference

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