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SMOOTH CAT’S-EAR Hypochaeris glabra (Asteraceae) Height to 20cm. Upright, usually hairless annual of dry grassland, mainly on sandy soils. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 10-15mm across, with yellow florets not much longer than the bracts; flower stalks only slightly swollen beneath the heads (Jun-Oct). Scales present between florets. FRUITS have some feathery hairs. LEAVES are oblong, shiny and almost hairless; arranged as a basal rosette. STATUS-Locally common only in S and E England.
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131981
SMOOTH CAT’S-EAR Hypochaeris glabra (Asteraceae) Height to 20cm. Upright, usually hairless annual of dry grassland, mainly on sandy soils. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 10-15mm across, with yellow florets not much longer than the bracts; flower stalks only slightly swollen beneath the heads (Jun-Oct). Scales present between florets. FRUITS have some feathery hairs. LEAVES are oblong, shiny and almost hairless; arranged as a basal rosette. STATUS-Locally common only in S and E England.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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