Herb: Cat's Ear


Latin name: Hypochoeris radicata


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Cat's Ear:

Pectoral.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
June to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Meadws and dry pastures, grassy dunes, waysides and open woods.

Edible parts of Cat's Ear:

Young leaves - raw or cooked like spinach. A winter salad, it is rather bitter. Young leaves are mild and agreeable.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed it can be sown outdoors in situ in the spring.

Cultivation of Cat's Ear:

Meadws and dry pastures, grassy dunes, waysides and open woods.

Known hazards of Hypochoeris radicata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.