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Hypochaeris Radicata

Botanical Name:

Hypochaeris radicata

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Wildflower, A scapose perennial herb up to c. 60 cm. tall, from a stout semi-woody taproot.

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

pale yellow flowers with 20-30 rays and green bracts at the base. Blooms mid-summer to early fall.

Fruit

Seeds have a tuft of white hair to float on the wind., Achenes all with long slender beaks; achene body 4–5 mm. long, cylindric-fusiform, finely c. 14-ribbed, scabridulous, tapering ± abruptly into a 4.5–7 mm. long beak; beaks of the outer achenes shorter than the inner; pappus 2-seriate, the outer pappus of short barbellate setae, the inner of plumose setae to c. 9 mm. long.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Hypochaeris

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