Taraxacum officinale



Dandelion, Lions Tooth, Blow-ball

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Basal rosette
Propagation: Seed and generation from taproot segments
Leaf Margin: Coarsely lobed
Leaf Hairs: Generally none
Leaf Structure: Lanceolate with irregular lobes
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Thick and long taproot, sometimes branched
Flower Color: Yellow



Similar Species

  • Chicory Cichorium intybus
  • Catsear, Common or False Dandelion Hypochoeris radicata
  • Hawkweed, Mouseear Hieracium pilosella
  • Shepherds-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bispyribac Sodium, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Florasulam, Fluroxypyr, MCPA, Mesotrione, Quinclorac, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Triclopyr, Trifloxysulfuron

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.