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Fall Dandelion / Autumn Hawkbit

Leontodon autumnalis

Why is it a problem?

  • Produces around 800 seeds per plant  that are spread by wind, shoes, clothes, equipment
  • Transported in contaminated hay and imported fill
  • Displaces grasses in pastures and rangeland, outcompetes native vegetation and can create thick stands

How do I manage this plant?

  • Mow or cut stems before they produce seed
  • Pulling is ineffective because plants have a taproot, but they can be dug up with a shovel, taking care to remove the entire root
  • A combination of manual and chemical treatments can be more effective
  • Monitor and continue control efforts as needed

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