Hypochaeris glabra L. - Smooth Cat's Ear
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - February - July.
Habitat - Roadsides, waste places, fields, pastures, disturbed sites.
Origin - Native to Europe.
Other information - This weedy little species can be found in southern Alabama. The plant can be identified by its basal rosette of pinnately-lobed leaves, its glabrous scapes, and its small yellow flower heads. The leaves can be glabrous to slightly hispid. The flowers barely exceed the rays of the involucre.
Photographs taken off CR 243, Lee County, AL., 2-26-06.