Hypochaeris glabra L.

Smooth Cat's-ear

Sp. Pl. 2: 811 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual herb 10–60 cm high. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate in outline, 2–20 cm long, 5–30 mm wide, obtuse, base attenuate, margins toothed to pinnatifid, glabrous or with a few hairs mainly on margins. Capitulum 4–16 mm diam.; scapes 1–few, erect, simple or branched; peduncle hardly inflated below capitula; outer involucral bracts ovate; inner involucral bracts narrow-lanceolate, 8–17 mm long, reflexed in fruit, glabrous. Ligules 2–5 mm long, hardly exceeding involucre, bright or pale yellow. Outer cypselas obconical, 2.5–6 mm long, truncate; inner cypselas fusiform, 6–12 mm long, beaked; pappus 2-seriate, inner plumose bristles 9–15 mm long, outer scabrous bristles 3–6 mm long. Flowers mostly Aug.–Dec.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MonT, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *NIS, *OtP, *OtR, *RobP, *SnM, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro, *Wim. Naturalised in all States. Native to Europe and western Asia. Common and widespread throughout much of Victoria, mostly in dry areas or on freely draining or very shallow soils.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-14
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Hypochaeris
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hypochaeris glabra in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hypochaeris glabra in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Monaro Tablelands present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised
Snowy Mountains present naturalised

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania