Hypochaeris L. >

Leaves all basal in a flat rosette. Rhachis of the inflorescence with scale-leaves only. Receptacle with chaffy scales Hypochaeris
Rays yellow. Hairs of the pappus in 2 rows; the inner long and plumose; the outer short and simple. Leaves in a basal rosette. Heads on branched stems up to 30 cm high
Outer cypselas without a beak. Leaves up to 15 cm long, toothed, sinuate to pinnatifid, glabrous or scabrous. Heads, up to 10 mm diam. Cypselas 3–4 mm long; inner ones with a beak c. 7 mm long. Pappus hairs 8–10 mm long. Widespread. Weed of cultivation, pastures and waste places. Annual herb. Introd. from Europe; Asia and Africa. Fl. summer. Smooth Catsear Hypochaeris glabra