HYPP-A Unité de Malherbologie & Agronomie
Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : hrygl

Scientific name: Hypochoeris glabra L.

Synonym(s) of Sc. name:

Classification: Compositae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: smooth cat's-ear

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Gemeines Ferkelkraut ; ES : hierba del halcón ; FR : porcelle enracinée ; IT : costolina liscia ; PT : leituga ; EN : cat's-ear ; NL : gewoon biggekruid ; DK : almindelig kongepen

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:



- Cotyledons elliptic to ovate, clavated tip, more or less stalked.

- Leaves entire, ovate or deltoid, irregularly dentate.

Adult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 10-40 cm. Plant glabrous with a tap-root.

- Stem erect, few-branched, green, bearing scale -like bracts.

- Leaves all in rosette, glabrous or ciliate, pinnatifid, with acute lobes.

- Florets yellow, small in relatively acute head. Involucre (less than 1 cm) with hairless bracts. Inner bracts about as long as the flowers. Florets about equalling the involucre.

- Fruit : achenes crowned with a pappus; central achenes with a beak and outer unbeaked.

- Leaves and flowers are used against lung disorders.

- Rare in crops.

- Risk of confusion with Hypochoeris radicata L.

- Biological type: Annual.

Mistake with: Hypochoeris radicata

Ecological profile (click on flags): Germany   Rare     Spain  Rare     France  Present     Italy  Present     Portugal  Present    

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