Taraxacum officinale

What is Dandelion

Dandelion is a perennial herb that has a very long tap root. The leaves are mid green and deeply divided. Flowers are yellow petalled heads, not dissimilar to double daisies. After flowering, the fluffy round seed heads appear.


Plants impacted

  • Lawn
  • Turf
  • Garden beds

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