Taraxacum officinale ( Dandelion )

Single yellow flower at end of long hollow stalk on taprooted perennial weed. Seed reproduction, but can also reproduce from fragments of broken taproots. Produces a milky liquid when leaves or stems are broken. Weed common to most of the United States.

Important Info : Weed common to most of the United States.

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Characteristics

Cultivar: n/a  
Family: Compositae  
Size: Height: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.  
Plant Category: perennials,  
Plant Characteristics: low maintenance,  
Foliage Characteristics:  
Flower Characteristics:  
Flower Color: yellows,  
Tolerances: deer, pollution, slope, wind,  


Requirements


Bloomtime Range: not applicable  
USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 10  
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant  
Light Range: Any  
pH Range: Not defined for this plant  
Soil Range: Any  
Water Range: Any  


Plant Care

Fertilizing

Light

Watering

Planting

Problems

Weeds : Preventing Weeds and Grass

Weeds rob your plants of water, nutrients and light. They can harbor pests and diseases. Before planting, remove weeds either by hand or by spraying an herbicide according to label directions. Another alternative is to lay plastic over the area for a couple of months to kill grass and weeds.

You may apply a pre-emergent herbicide prior to planting, but be sure that it is labeled for the plants you are wishing to grow. Existing beds may be spot sprayed with a nonselective herbicide, but be careful to shield those plants you do not want to kill. Non-selective means that it will kill everything it comes in contact with.

Mulch plants with a 3 inch layer of pinestraw, pulverized bark, or compost. Mulch conserves moisture, keeps weeds down, and makes it easier to pull when necessary.

Porous landscape or open weave fabric works too, allowing air and water to be exchanged.

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