Agrobase Canada
Common dandelion
Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale grows from generally unbranched taproots and produces one to more than ten stems that are typically 5 to 40 cm tall, but sometimes up to 70 cm tall. The stems can be tinted purplish, they are upright or lax, and produce flower heads that are held as tall or taller than the foliage. The foliage may be upright-growing or horizontally spreading; the leaves have petioles that are either unwinged or narrowly winged. The stems can be glabrous or sparsely covered with short hairs. Plants have milky latex and the leaves are all basal; each flowering stem lacks bracts and has one single flower head. The yellow flower heads lack receptacle bracts and all the flowers, which are called florets, are ligulate and bisexual. The fruits are mostly produced by apomixis.

The leaves are 5 to 45 cm long and 1 to 10 cm wide, and are oblanceolate, oblong, or obovate in shape, with the bases gradually narrowing to the petiole. The leaf margins are typically shallowly lobed to deeply lobed and often lacerate or toothed with sharp or dull teeth.

Effective on
Arsenal
Efficiency: ★★★
Arsenal Powerline
Efficiency: ★★★
Cheminova Glyphosate
Efficiency: ★★★
Cheminova Glyphosate II
Efficiency: ★★★
Clearout 41 Plus
Efficiency: ★★★
Clearview
Efficiency: ★★★
Converge 75 WDG
Efficiency: ★★★
Converge Flexx
Efficiency: ★★★
Converge Pro Suspension
Efficiency: ★★★
Credit 360
Efficiency: ★★★
Credit Plus
Efficiency: ★★★
Curtail M
Efficiency: ★★★
Cycle
Efficiency: ★★★
DB-8454
Efficiency: ★★★
Depose
Efficiency: ★★★
Durango
Efficiency: ★★★
Element
Efficiency: ★★★
Enforcer D
Efficiency: ★★★
Estaprop XT
Efficiency: ★★★
Express PRO
Efficiency: ★★★
Flaxmax
Efficiency: ★★★
Flexstar GT
Efficiency: ★★★
Frontline 2,4-D XC A
Efficiency: ★★★
Frontline 2,4-D XC B
Efficiency: ★★★
Garlon 4
Efficiency: ★★★
Garlon Ultra
Efficiency: ★★★
Garlon XRT
Efficiency: ★★★
GF-184
Efficiency: ★★★
GF-2018
Efficiency: ★★★
GF-772
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyfo Silvi
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyfos Bio
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyfos Bio 450
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyfos Soluble Concentrate
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyfos Soluble Concentrate II
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyphos AU Soluble Concentrate
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyphosate 480
Efficiency: ★★★
Glyphosate-Trimesium 480
Efficiency: ★★★
Grazon
Efficiency: ★★★
Grazon XC
Efficiency: ★★★
Harmony Broadleaf
Efficiency: ★★★
Hyvar X-L Weed And Brush Killer
Efficiency: ★★★
Hyvar X Weed and Brush Killer
Efficiency: ★★★
Ignite 15 SN
Efficiency: ★★★
Ignite SN
Efficiency: ★★★
Krovar I DF
Efficiency: ★★★
Lexone DF
Efficiency: ★★★
Lexone DF Toss-N-Go
Efficiency: ★★★
Liberty 150 SN
Efficiency: ★★★
Liberty 150 SN Herbicide and Crop Desiccant MP
Efficiency: ★★★
Maverick II
Efficiency: ★★★
Metsulfuron Methyl EUP Toss-N-Go
Efficiency: ★★★
MON 76429 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
MON 76431 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
MON 76669 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
MON 79791 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
MON 79828 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Navius
Efficiency: ★★★
Navius VM
Efficiency: ★★★
Paradigm
Efficiency: ★★★
Powermax Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
PP-23235
Efficiency: ★★★
PrePass A
Efficiency: ★★★
PrePass B
Efficiency: ★★★
PrePass XC B
Efficiency: ★★★
R/T 540 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Remedy EC
Efficiency: ★★★
Remedy MSO
Efficiency: ★★★
Remedy XRT
Efficiency: ★★★
Renegade HC Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Restore II
Efficiency: ★★★
Roundup Transorb HC Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Roundup Transorb Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Roundup Transorb Max Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Roundup Ultra 2 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Roundup Ultra Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Roundup WeatherMAX With Transorb 2 Technology Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Roundup Xtend with VaporGrip Technology
Efficiency: ★★★
Sencor 480 F
Efficiency: ★★★
Sencor 480 Soybean Flowable
Efficiency: ★★★
Sencor 500 Flowable
Efficiency: ★★★
Sencor 75 DF
Efficiency: ★★★
Sencor Solupak
Efficiency: ★★★
Spectrum A
Efficiency: ★★★
Spectrum B
Efficiency: ★★★
StartUp
Efficiency: ★★★
Sync
Efficiency: ★★★
Touchdown 480 Liquid
Efficiency: ★★★
Touchdown IQ
Efficiency: ★★★
Touchdown Total
Efficiency: ★★★
Travallas
Efficiency: ★★★
Traxion
Efficiency: ★★★
Tricor 75 DF
Efficiency: ★★★
Tricor 75 WSB
Efficiency: ★★★
Tricor Mx
Efficiency: ★★★
Truvist
Efficiency: ★★★
Vision Silviculture
Efficiency: ★★★
VisionMAX
Efficiency: ★★★
XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology
Efficiency: ★★★
2,4-D Amine 500
Efficiency: ★★
2,4-D Amine 600
Efficiency: ★★
2,4-D BEE-4
Efficiency: ★★
2,4-D LV-600
Efficiency: ★★
2,4-D LV-700
Efficiency: ★★
Agri Star MCPA DMA 500
Efficiency: ★★
Albaugh 2,4-D Amine 600
Efficiency: ★★
Attain XC B
Efficiency: ★★
Blackhawk
Efficiency: ★★
Boost M
Efficiency: ★★
GF-2654 TC
Efficiency: ★★
GF-2654 TSOY
Efficiency: ★★
GF-2726 TSOY
Efficiency: ★★
GF-871
Efficiency: ★★
GoldWing
Efficiency: ★★
MCPA 2 EH Ester 600
Efficiency: ★★
MCPA Amine
Efficiency: ★★
MCPA Ester 500 LV
Efficiency: ★★
MCPA Ester 600
Efficiency: ★★
MCPA-K
Efficiency: ★★
MCPA Sodium 300
Efficiency: ★★
Milestone
Efficiency: ★★
PSABRY
Efficiency: ★★
Pyro
Efficiency: ★★
Pyroxsulam
Efficiency: ★★
Retain B
Efficiency: ★★
Rexade B
Efficiency: ★★
RRRPSABRY
Efficiency: ★★
Tandem GoDRI A
Efficiency: ★★
Velocity 2
Efficiency: ★★
2,4-D Ester 700
Efficiency: ★
2,4- D Ester 700
Efficiency: ★
Adrenalin SC
Efficiency: ★
Albaugh 2,4-D Amine 600 Liquid
Efficiency: ★
Albaugh MCPA Ester 600 Liquid
Efficiency: ★
Chaperone
Efficiency: ★
Classic 25 DF
Efficiency: ★
Classic Grande
Efficiency: ★
CS-100-2525
Efficiency: ★
CS-100-3317
Efficiency: ★
Embutox
Efficiency: ★
Eragon LQ
Efficiency: ★
Formula 40 C
Efficiency: ★
Frontline A
Efficiency: ★
Frontline B
Efficiency: ★
Frontline I
Efficiency: ★
Frontline XL
Efficiency: ★
GP
Efficiency: ★
Inferno DUO
Efficiency: ★
Infinity
Efficiency: ★
Overdrive
Efficiency: ★
Plus M Ester 600
Efficiency: ★
PP-31155
Efficiency: ★
PP-Q50-882
Efficiency: ★
Simplicity GoDRI
Efficiency: ★
Stellar B
Efficiency: ★
Tandem A
Efficiency: ★
Tundra
Efficiency: ★
Velocity m3 All-In-One
Efficiency: ★
Accurate
Efficiency: not_available
Accurate WSB
Efficiency: not_available
Ally Herbicide Dry Flowable 60
Efficiency: not_available
Amitrol 240
Efficiency: not_available
Attain A
Efficiency: not_available
Attain B
Efficiency: not_available
Attain XC A
Efficiency: not_available
Banvel Dry Eg
Efficiency: not_available
Broadband
Efficiency: not_available
Carnival 540
Efficiency: not_available
Chateau
Efficiency: not_available
Clopyralid
Efficiency: not_available
Conquest A Herbicide Tank Mix
Efficiency: not_available
Conquest B
Efficiency: not_available
Credit
Efficiency: not_available
Credit 45
Efficiency: not_available
Credit Xtreme
Efficiency: not_available
Crush'R 480
Efficiency: not_available
Crush'R 540
Efficiency: not_available
Crush'R Plus
Efficiency: not_available
Curtail F
Efficiency: not_available
DB-858
Efficiency: not_available
DPX-MAT 28
Efficiency: not_available
DPX-R9674 50 SG
Efficiency: not_available
Dual Magnum Soybean
Efficiency: not_available
Eclipse II A
Efficiency: not_available
Eclipse II B
Efficiency: not_available
Eclipse III A
Efficiency: not_available
Eclipse III B
Efficiency: not_available
Engenia
Efficiency: not_available
Eptam 8-E
Efficiency: not_available
Express LW
Efficiency: not_available
Express SG
Efficiency: not_available
Express SG EUP
Efficiency: not_available
Express Toss-N-Go
Efficiency: not_available
Express Toss-N-Go Dry Flowable 75
Efficiency: not_available
Fexapan Plus Vaporgrip Technology
Efficiency: not_available
Fierce
Efficiency: not_available
FirstStep
Efficiency: not_available
Flaxmax Herbicide Component of Tank Mix
Efficiency: not_available
Fluroxypyr 180
Efficiency: not_available
Fluroxypyr EC
Efficiency: not_available
Fluroxypyr WDG
Efficiency: not_available
FX
Efficiency: not_available
GF2050
Efficiency: not_available
GlyKamba
Efficiency: not_available
Glyphogan Plus
Efficiency: not_available
Guardian Plus WDG
Efficiency: not_available
Heat WG
Efficiency: not_available
Impede
Efficiency: not_available
Integrity
Efficiency: not_available
Korrex A
Efficiency: not_available
Luxxur B
Efficiency: not_available
M1691
Efficiency: not_available
Maverick III
Efficiency: not_available
NC-00439
Efficiency: not_available
NC-0050
Efficiency: not_available
Nuance
Efficiency: not_available
Nuance Pro
Efficiency: not_available
Nuance WSB
Efficiency: not_available
Nufarm Fluroxypyr
Efficiency: not_available
Nufarm Glyphosate 360
Efficiency: not_available
NuGlo
Efficiency: not_available
Optill
Efficiency: not_available
Perimeter
Efficiency: not_available
Perimeter II
Efficiency: not_available
Polaris
Efficiency: not_available
PP-2525
Efficiency: not_available
PP-2525 Toss-N-Go
Efficiency: not_available
PP-3317
Efficiency: not_available
PP-Q52-105
Efficiency: not_available
Predicade Broadleaf
Efficiency: not_available
PrePass 480
Efficiency: not_available
Prestige A
Efficiency: not_available
Prestige B
Efficiency: not_available
Prestige XC A
Efficiency: not_available
Prestige XL
Efficiency: not_available
Priority
Efficiency: not_available
Reclaim A
Efficiency: not_available
Reclaim B
Efficiency: not_available
Reclaim II A
Efficiency: not_available
Reclaim II B
Efficiency: not_available
Refine SG
Efficiency: not_available
Refine SG Toss-N-Go
Efficiency: not_available
SB-01
Efficiency: not_available
Sencor DF Soybean
Efficiency: not_available
Sencor for Soybeans
Efficiency: not_available
Sightline A
Efficiency: not_available
Signal F
Efficiency: not_available
Simplicity
Efficiency: not_available
Spike
Efficiency: not_available
Spitfire 50 SC
Efficiency: not_available
Squadron
Efficiency: not_available
Tordon 202C
Efficiency: not_available
Torpedo
Efficiency: not_available
Traxos Two Broadleaf Component
Efficiency: not_available
Tribenuron Methyl EUP DF 75
Efficiency: not_available
Triton Broadleaf
Efficiency: not_available
Valtera
Efficiency: not_available
Vantage
Efficiency: not_available
Vantage MAX
Efficiency: not_available
Vantage Plus
Efficiency: not_available
Vantage Plus MAX
Efficiency: not_available
Velocity A (A Component of Velocity M3 Herbicide Tank Mix)
Efficiency: not_available
Velocity B (A Component of Velocity M3 Herbicide Tank Mix)
Efficiency: not_available
VP480
Efficiency: not_available
XRM-5171
Efficiency: not_available