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    05 / 16 / 2020

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Here’s another weed I’ve been trying to identify. It has a thick taproot. Leaves: basal rosette, stem leaves sessile and clasping. Stem is round and hairy. It branches at the top for cluster of yellow dandelion-like blooms that never seem to open all the way. Thanks for any help.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome! Appreciate for the confirmed ID. We’ve all been there Jim, some plants like these look alike yellow composites ( dandelion, hawkbeard, catsear, etc…) are hiding in plain site. Thanks to your excellent photos & information, this help tremendously. Laura

    May 19th, 2020 at 7:27pm

  • Jim Underwood Green Thumb says:

    That does look like it! I should have known to look for Hypochaeris since I had already identified Common Catsear – Hypochaeris radicata. Thank you! This one has been driving me a little nuts because I’ve done so many searches and just not come up with it.

    May 19th, 2020 at 8:40am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Brazilian cat’s ear. Click on images to enlarge.

    May 19th, 2020 at 3:19am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link for specimens collection. Click on images twice for macro.

    May 19th, 2020 at 3:15am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I’m not an expert of the sunflower family and wondering maybe the Brasilian cat’s ear (Hypochaeris chillensis)? Check out these included links. Again, I’m only speculating. Best wishes Jim!

    May 19th, 2020 at 3:36am

  • Jim Underwood Green Thumb says:

    An additional note is that the sessile leaves of this plant are somewhat like Senecio triangularis but the blooms which have no ray florets, are more like Senecio vulgaris. Hopefully someone will recognize this one, and put me out of my misery! Ha!

    May 18th, 2020 at 12:37pm

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