Hypochoeris maculata, Hypochaeris maculata, SE: Slåtterfibbla,
DE: Geflecktes Ferkelkraut, NL: Gevlekt biggenkruid, UK: Spotted Cat's-ear

Scientific name:  Hypochoeris maculata L.
Synonym name:  Hypochaeris maculata L.
Swedish name:  Slåtterfibbla
German name:  Geflecktes Ferkelkraut
Nederlandse naam:  Gevlekt biggenkruid
English name:   Spotted Cat's-ear, Spotted hawkweed
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, Korgblommiga växter, Sunflower family

send flowers, Sweden, Flora, Vilda blommor i Sverige
Location: Hammarstrand

Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  yellowish-green, erect, striate, with pale, stiff, few to numerous, short to medium simple eglandular hairs
Leaves:  Rosette, whole, usually hairy and spotted leaves
Flowers:  Yellow, 4-5 cm diameter
Flowering Period:  June-July
Fruits:  Achene, brown, lanceolate, transversely ridged, slightly muricate, all with a rather long beak; pappus
Habitat:  Woods, thicket, heath, coast, pastureland and meadows

Sweden, Botany, Flowers, Nature
Location: Hammarstrand

Derivation of the botanical name:
Hypochoeris, Cat's-Ear, hypo-, hyp- (Greek) ὑπό- Under, beneath.
maculata, maculat, "to spot, stain, pollute, defile", refers to the mostly mottled leaves.

It cannot grow in the shade.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Vilda blommor i Sverige
Location: Hammarstrand