Smooth Cat’s-ear (Hypochaeris glabra)

Smooth Cat’s-ear (Hypochaeris glabra), with hoverfly.

Reported in Tasmania from 1844, SA from 1847, and Victoria from 1867 when it showed up in the Midlands region. This is a Eurasian weed of pastures, roadsides and waste areas, and an environmental invader of woodland and riparian. The species is quite a bit smaller in stature and flower than Cat’s-ear (H. radicata).

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