Broadleaf Weed – Virginia Dwarf Dandelion

(Krigia virginica)

Virginia Dwarf Dandelion, also known simply as Dwarf Dandelion, is a spring annual broadleaf weed. Preferring sandy to rocky soils in open areas, Krigia virginica is often found growing in prairies, meadows, glades and lawns. Virginia Dwarf Dandelion thrives in the eastern United States, as far northwest as Wisconsin and as far southwest as Texas.

Identifying Virginia Dwarf Dandelion -

Virginia Dwarf Dandelion can be identified by a small group of light green rosette leaves, with lobes that are pointed at the tips. The basal leaves and stalks exude a milky sap when broken. A few scattered hairs may also be present along the length of the stalk. The flowering stalks are unbranched and without leaves.

Blooming in April through August, Virginia Dwarf Dandelion produces numerous bright yellow to orange ray flowers. Virginia Dwarf Dandelion has smaller flower heads and lighter green leaves when compared to Dandelion.

Virginia Dwarf Dandelion Control -

Although Virginia Dwarf Dandelion prefers open areas, it can often be found growing along the edges or in other areas of lawns and gardens. Cultural control methods, such as lawn mowing, will only temporarily suppress the weed, as its seeds can easily spread to other areas of your lawn.

Virgnia Dwarf Dandelion

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

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