Hairy Cat’s Ear

Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 362-363, states that this is “often called False Dandelion” and is not a Carolina native, but came from Europe. Hairy Cat’s Ear [Hypochaeris radicata] is a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family. These photos were taken on Big Glassy at the Carl Sandburg National Historic site.

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Hairy Cat's Ear

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