False Dandelions

False dandelion is a common name for a number of plants similar to dandelions.

 Hypochaeris

Hypochaeris (sometimes spelled Hypochoeris) is a genus of plants in the family Asteraceae, and sometimes referred to as 'cat's ear' and 'flatweed'. The edible perennial plant Hypochaeris radicata is the species most comomonly referred to as a false dandelion, and it has similar medicinal qualities. Another species in this family that is commonly mistaken for a dandelion is Hypochaeris sessiliflora, nicknamed 'Chikku Chikku'.

   

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