Hypochoeris radicata L.
hairy cat's ear, gosmore
Asteraceae

This small rosette herb is very common above 2,000 m on Maui and Hawai'i. It has a deep, succulent taproot favored by feral pigs, which dig up large areas searching for the roots. Seeds are produced in large numbers and dispersed by wind. It regenerates rapidly from the crown of the taproot after fire. It has not been evaluated for biological control.


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