Picris

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oxtongues
Picris echioides inflorescence.jpg
Picris echioides
Illustration Picris hieracioides0.jpg
Picris hieracioides[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Picris
L. [2]
Type species
Picris hieracioides
L.[3][4]
Synonyms[5]

Picris (oxtongues) is a genus in the sunflower family described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1753.[6][4]

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.

The genus is widespread across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.[7][8][9]

Species[10]

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