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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a common yellow-flowered perennial weed that grows as a rosette from a deep taproot. Oval leaves have wavy margins. 

Dandelion in bloom (Strang, UKY)Dandelion in bloom.

(Photo: John Strang, University of Kentucky)



  • Cultivate or dig individual plants; however, new shoots can grow from dormant buds on root pieces remaining in the ground.
  • Apply herbicides as spot applications.


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