Hypochaeris glabra

Common name: 

Smooth Cat's-ear

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (all grids) naturalised all States

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

In dry areas or on shallow soils1

Flower description:

Bright or pale yellow1


Annual herb between 10-60 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished from H. radicata by having hair-free leaves1

Image of Hypochaeris glabra
Image of Hypochaeris glabra
Image of Hypochaeris glabra Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria