Broadleaf Weed – Asiatic Hawksbeard

(Youngia japonica)

Asiatic Hawksbeard – also known as Oriental False Hawksbeard. – is a warm season annual broadleaf weed. Youngia japonica can be found in a number of different soil conditions and environments, often growing among turfgrass. Asiatic Hawksbeard thrives throughout much of the southeastern United States.

Identifying Asiatic Hawksbeard -

Asiatic Hawksbeard features spatulate leaves that are lobed along the edges. It also has flowering stalks, and are usually branched in the uppermost part of the plant, and it has a short taproot.

When in bloom, Asiatic Hawksbeard features flowers that are yellow to orange-yellow in color and have five tiny teeth at the end of outermost petal. Reproduction is by seed.

Asiatic Hawksbeard Control -

Cultural weed control methods – including good lawn mowing and watering practices – can help prevent Asiatic Hawksbeard from spreading in your yard, but are not enough to eliminate the weed. Professionally applied herbicides are the best bet for complete removal.

Broadleaf Weed Asiatic Hawksbeard

Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight Asiatic Hawksbeard in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

Scotts LawnService is the trusted industry leader for professional quality lawn care. Our exclusive lawn care products include professionally applied systemic herbicides that are designed to control tough-to-kill weeds like Asiatic Hawksbeard. Our lawn service teams are made up of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for Asiatic Hawksbeard control options available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, thicker lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.