Dandelion is a perennial broadleaf weed that is probably the most common lawn weed in the United States.  Dandelions begin growing in early spring and continue through summer and fall, and even winter in mild areas. The leaves are a bold green and have a jagged edge.

Yellow flowers bloom from mid-spring until the first frost, depending on the growing area. As flowers mature, they turn into white puffs of seeds that are widely spread by the wind. Dandelions have thick roots that can grow more than 2 to 3 feet deep.


Dandelions thrive throughout the entire United States.

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Cultural Solutions

  • Hand-pull when young. Be sure to pull all the roots.
  • Do not overwater lawns.