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Habit: Annual, perennial herb; sap milky. Stem: erect, 1--8 dm, simple or few-branched. Leaf: basal in rosette, oblanceolate, margin entire to pinnately lobed; cauline alternate, scale-like. Inflorescence: heads liguliflorous, 1--few, erect, terminal on stem, branches; involucre cylindric to bell-shaped in flower, elongating in fruit; phyllaries graduated in 4--5 series, reflexed when dry; receptacle flat to convex, paleate with thin membranous scales, glabrous. Flower: generally many; ligules yellow, often +- red abaxially, readily withering. Fruit: fusiform, ribbed, long-beaked, or outer cylindric, beakless; pappus of stiff, plumose bristles, or shorter outer bristles merely barbed, tawny or dull white.
Species In Genus: +- 60 species: Eurasia, northern Africa, South America. Etymology: (Greek: less than joyous, from weedy habit)
Unabridged Note: Etymology differs from that in FNANM, where the etymology on the Greek 'choeris' for pig; the correct spelling is 'chaeris' for joy.
eFlora Treatment Author: Kenton L. Chambers
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to HypochaerisPrevious taxon: Hymenoxys odorata
Next taxon: Hypochaeris glabra
Citation for this treatment: Kenton L. Chambers 2016. Hypochaeris, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=484, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.