hypochaeris radicata

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An edible dandelion lookalike. Dandelion stems are hollow, these ones are solid and forked with multiple flowers. (true dandelions only have one flower) It grows in the same areas as dandelion, has similar leaves, flowers and milky white sap. The leaves are a little shiner, lay flatter on the ground sand have little white hairs on them, especially on the underside on the central vein and the leaves have more rounded edges than the sharper tooth-like edges of dandelions. They can be used and eaten just like dandelions.
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From 128 exotic species only Hypochaeris radicata and Taraxacum officinale were included in their diets, although there are 7 more species which appear as edible in Kunkel's list.
Density-dependent simulation of the population dynamics of a perennial grassland species, Hypochaeris radicata. 0ikos 50:3-12.