Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: 1-2” diameter yellow disk and ray flowers on long stalk.
Leaves: Simple, lobed (variable), wavy margins (variable), 3-10” long originating from a basal rosette
Seedlings: Dicotyledon that is smooth, yellow-green and lack hairs.
Comments: A very prominent tap root that can vegetatively propagate. The flower stalk originates from the basal rosette.
Cultural and Mechanical Control:
- Cultivation (if practical)
- Dichlobenil (Casoron)
- Isoxaben (Gallery)
- Indaziflam (Marengo/Specticle)
- Oxyfluorfen and pendimethalin (OH2)
- Oxyfluorfen and oryzaline (Rout)
- Trifluralin and isoxaben (Showcase and Snapshot)
- Flumioxazin (Sureguard/Broadstar)
- Glyphosate (many trade names)
- Bentazon (Basagran T/O)
- Sulfosulfuron (Certainty)
- Glufosinate (Finale)
- Clopyralid (Lontrel)
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