Hypochaeris radicata – I guess you was expecting a cat’s ear? Sorry to disappoint … but we have a beautful bright yellow wild flower native to Britain but considered a noxious weed in some areas, especially if it has invaded your quarters. If you wish to learn more about this sunshiny flower and see more photos you can go to its page by clicking ‘here’. You can also double-click the image to have a closer look.

Cat's-ear Hypochaeris radicata

© Peter Hillman ♦ 30th May 2020 ♦ Local field, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

20 thoughts on “Cat’s-ear

  1. I was so taken by the name Cat’s Ear, that I felt compelled to try to find out the source of the common name. Apparently, the leaves of this plant are so hairy that that they reminded someone of a cat’s ear. I learn something new every day. 🙂

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    1. I have read that, too, but I have also discovered it is to do with the small dark-tipped bracts on the stems which resemble minature cat’s ears.


  2. We have these along our sidewalk as well as common cinquefoil and I don’t mow them despite their spreading.The bright yellow is so enjoyable that I can’t bring myself to harm them.

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