Tag Archives: Hypochaeris

Hypochaeris is a genus of plants in the dandelion family. Many species are known as cat’s ear. These are annual and perennial herbs generally bearing flower heads with yellow ray florets.

Estimates of the number of species range from between 50 to 100.

Hypochaeris weeds in lawns

Find out more about this family of weeds in modern lawn care in these blog articles.

Common catsear (Hypochaeris radicata)

Common catsear (Hypochaeris radicata) is a large, broad-leaved lawn weed that is common in very neglected lawns in England. The name refers to the shape and fine hair on the leaves resembling that of the ear of a cat. It is also referred to as flatweed (in Australia) and the false dandelion. This is due to its similarity‚Ķ Read More »