Hypochaeris is a genus of plants in the dandelion family.
Herb, annual, 7-40 cm high. Flowering stems erect, nearly leafless, branched or unbranched. Rosette leaves obovate or oblong-obovate, 1.5-10.0 cm long, 0.5-3.0 cm wide, subentire, entire or dentate, rounded or obtuse, petiole-like attenuate, hispidulous. Involucre at flowering campanulate, 6.0-13.0 mm long; involucral bracts linear, densely hispid dorsally; outer involucral bracts up to 5.0 mm long, up to 1.0 mm wide; inner involucral bracts up to 13.0 mm long, c. 2.0 mm wide, acute or subacute, margin scarious. Receptacle with scales. Corolla ligulate, yellow; tube 4.0-5.0 mm long, glabrous below and pilose at apex; ligule 4.0-5.0 mm long, 1.0-1.3 mm wide. Anthertube yellowish, c. 2.0 mm long. Style c. 7.0 mm long; branches c. 0.5 mm long, style branches yellow. Achenes dimorphic, narrowly cylindrical-fusiform in outline, transversely wrinkled, dark brown, with 4 ribs; outer achenes somewhat curved, c. 6.0 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, attenuate, but not beaked, usually without pappus, remaining enveloped in the persistant inner involucral bracts; inner achenes almost straight, c. 9.0 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, with a filiform beak, with pappus. Pappus brownish; outer pappus hairs up to 2.0 mm, scabridulous; inner pappus hairs 5.0-6.0 mm, plumose with fragile pinnules distinctly flattened and shortly connate at base.
This plant is useful.
How to get rid of:
Dig up the area thoroughly. This is not an easy job, because it is not enough just to dig up the ground - you also need to scrupulously select all the rhizomes from it.