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False Dandelion

Hypochoeris radicata

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.

Photo of False Dandelion

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