False Dandelion

Hypochoeris radicata

Photo of False Dandelion
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

False Dandelion, also called spotted cat's ear, resembles common dandelion very closely but like fall dandelion, the flower stalk is branched. The leaf surfaces are shiny. This one also flowers late in the year. Perennial by virtue of a tap root, it also reproduces by seed.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences