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Cat’s ear

Posted by blueberrytalk on July 6, 2008

Cat’s ear looks like a dandelion but it is distinctive by the many flowers that grow on single stem. Dandelions grow just one flower on a hollow stem. Cat’s ears have “hairy” leaves and their stems are almost like twigs. Cat’s ears are considered an undesirable weed because of the way they take over in a pasture and the wind blown seeds can spread this weed everywhere. In the picture below you can see the numerous flowers on a single stem.

Cat\'s ear

Catsear

In this picture you can see the pollen on the bee’s face as it visits a Cat’s ear flower. Honeybees show a moderate interest in this plant.

bee on Cat\'s ear

bee and pollen

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