Hypochaeris brasiliensis (Less.) Hook. & Arn. - Tweed's Cat's-Ear
Family - Asteraceae
Sap of stem.
Basal leaves in-situ.
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste places, roadsides.
Origin - Native to South America.
Other information - This weedy species can be found in scattered counties of southern Alabama. The plant can be identified by its leafy stems (at least near the base), milky sap, yellow flowers, long-beaked fruits, and plumose pappus bristles.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 27, Auburn, AL., 5-14-05 and 4-21-06.