Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Smooth Cat's-ear - Hypochaeris glabra   L.
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DistributionScattered in the southern Piedmont, southern Coastal Plain, and Outer Banks of Dare and Currituck counties. First collected in 1957 along railroads in Duplin and Robeson counties. A specimen from 4750 feet in McDowell County appears to be H. radicata.

Native of Europe; in N.A. ME to IL south to FL and TX; also B.C. to CA.
AbundanceApparently rare, but spreading in recent years. No doubt also overlooked.
HabitatDry to mesic roadsides, railroads, gasline, granitic flatrocks (Anson Co.), weedy shop front.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-July.
IdentificationSmooth Cat's-ear has glabrous or glabrate basal rosette leaves (vs. hispid-hairy basal leaves in the quite common H. radicata).
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Global RankGNR
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B.A. SorrieSame data. CumberlandPhoto_non_natural
B.A. SorrieSandy roadside, Hollow Bridge Road, early May 2017. CumberlandPhoto_non_natural
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