A cat’s ear plant is often mistaken to be a dandelion because they look so much alike. The difference in the two plants are their stems. A dandelion had a hollow forked stem and a cat’s ear had a solid stem. They both grow everywhere and are removable by digging a couple of inches below the entire root which can grow very deep it by using herbicides. There plants are not toxic plants but have been known to take over other vegetation areas. These plants grow in the eastern half of North America and also the Pacific Northwest in the united States but are native to Northern Africa and Eurasia.
- Cat’s Ear is a common plant in lawns or pastures that looks very much like a Dandelion.
- Cat’s Ear can be considered a weed, and most people do treat it as a weed and try to get rid of it.
- The problem is that it hard to kill or remove the Cat’s Ear because it has such a deep tap root much like the dandelion.
“While it’s not especially bad to have around, most people treat it as a weed and prefer to get rid of it.”