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.
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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