Hypochoeris radicata

Catsear

Other common names:

Flatweed, False Dandelion, Hairy catsear.

 

Description:

  • Leaf margins are coarsely toothed divisons or los with blunt to slightly pointed tips. The leaves have hairs which is a significant difference between the Dandelion weed.
  • Milky sap.
  • Bright yellow daisy on thinly branched stems.
  • Fleshy deep taproot - perennial, persistent.
  • Spread by root cuttings, seed.
  • Drought resistant.
  • Grows in a wide range of soil textures and pH.

 

Suceptible Turf:

Warm- and cool-season turfgrasses.

 

Control options:

  • Pesticides: Pre- and post-emergent control options. See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: ○ Physical removal of the weed and tap root by hand. Control should be undertaken before the plants seeding lifecycle commences. Regular mowing..
  • Mechanical: Nil.

 

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