How to Manage Pests
Identification: Weed Photo Gallery
Scientific name: Hypochaeris radicata (Family Asteraceae)
DESCRIPTION:Spotted catsear, a perennial, has a thick, fleshy taproot and is normally found as a rosette in turf. Leaves are lobed or sawtoothed with coarse yellow hairs on the upper and lower surfaces. Flowers are yellow and resemble small dandelions. Several may be found on a single stem. Spotted catsear is normally found in the coastal region of California but may occasionally be found inland.
Broadleaf ID illustration.
Text modified from Elmore, C.L., W.B. McHenry, and D.W. Cudney. 1989. Weed control in large turf areas. Chapter 3 in Turfgrass Pests. UC ANR Publication 4053.