Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Cat's Ear
Hypochoeris radicata
of the Daisy family
an annual
20-60 cm high
blooms June-September
likes grassy areas
can be seen throughout the Park

The name of the plant derives from the similarity of the tiny scales which are found along the flower stem to the shape of cat's ears. The scientific name means "under pigs" - a reference to the fact that pig's like to eat the root of the plant.