Urospermum dalechampii (L.) Scop. ex F. W. Schmidt


Genus: Urospermum

Catalan common name: Amargot. Cuixa barba. Cuixa de dona. Morro de porc. Pom de moro.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza. Formentera. Dragonera.

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Life-forms: Hemicryptophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Fields and road sides.

Characteristics: When in flower it very easy to recognize: it produces a solitary capitulum, fairly large, (up to 6 cm in diameter) with lemon-coloured flowers, dark at the points, and the involucre bracts are thick and all are aligned at one level. The stem supporting the capitulum and the leaves has a velvety covering. Urospermum picroides differs form this species, as it is smaller, with stiff hairs that make it rough to the touch, and flowers are a darker yellow.