Ireland

Common dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Description

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.

Pesticides
Beet Shield
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Cliophar 100
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Cliophar 600 SL
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Dow Shield 100
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Kyleo
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Mircam Super
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TouchdownQuattro
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Vivendi 200
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Ban Dock
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Bandon MCPA 30
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Basagran
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D50
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DyWeed 50
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Embutone
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Farmco MCPA
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Farmco Nettles
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Farmco Undersown
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Jewel
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Mastercrop MCPA 50
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Nettle Ban
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Nettleban
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POL-MCPA 500 SL
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Salvo
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Terbel Triple
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Agritox 500
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Agroxone 50
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Barclay Propyzaflash
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Easel
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Judo
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Kerb Flo
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M50
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Mastercrop Undersown
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NU46
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Relva
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Binder.
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Bramble Killer Ultra
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Cabadex
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Careca
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Damine
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Farmco Floxxy
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Flurostar 200
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Forefront T
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Genoxone ZX
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Genoxone ZX EC
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Hatchet Xtra
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Hempacide 30
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Holster XL
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Hyflux
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Hygrass
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Praxys
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SC Brushkiller
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Starane 2
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Synero
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T2 Green
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Vitax Weedfree Ready to Use
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Wilko Glyphosate Weedkiller
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