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Hypochaeris radicata

Hypochaeris radicata

Notes:

Found just off flinders beach.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
Catsear or Flatweed
Hypochaeris radicata http://middlepath.com.au/plant/Catsear_Hypochaeris-radicata.php


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8 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks martin. That was a bit slap-dash of me to not check it fully. I wonder who seconded my suggestion !!??

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Mocroseris has only six hits on google, each refer to willie wonkas flicker image. I don't think this is a true genus for such a common worldwide weed. Often mistaken for the dandelion, flatweeds have several differences outlined in this blog http://bushcapital.org.au/forum/index.ph...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

hey Meik... have you heard of this as food source?

Nups
Nups 9 years ago

Thanks guys, if only I'd gotten a better shot from above. Identification wasn't the intention at the time of taking the photo.

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

The genus Hieracium contains a large number species, very variable in appearance. Here it was mainly the color, shape of the flower and the lashed tip of the petals that made me think of hawkweed.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

The flowers on the hawkweed ceratinly look similar but maybe a little more feeble... interesting comparison though.

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

Nups, this one looks a lot like hawkweed, have a look.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieracium

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Hi Nups and welcome... here's another interesting reference on your daisy...
http://www.bushfood.net/forum/viewtopic....

Nups
Spotted by
Nups

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 14, 2011
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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