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Picris echioides inflorescence.jpg
Picris echioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Picris
L. [1]

c. 40 ,[2] including :[1]
Picris echioides L.
Picris hieracioides L.
Picris pauciflora Willd.
Picris sprengeriana (L.) Poir.

Picris (oxtongues) is a genus in the family Asteraceae (or Compositae).

Picris species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, such as the grass moth Diasemia reticularis. Schinia cardui feeds exclusively on P. hieracioides.


  1. ^ a b "Picris". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ L. B. Moore & E. Edgar (1970). "25. Picris L., 1753". Flora of New Zealand. Volume II. Indigenous Tracheophyta - Monocotyledons except Graminae. Retrieved 2009-01-03.