A perennial, broad-leafed plant, that is prostrate in growth habit. It grows in patches by stolons (above ground rooting stems) and rhizomes. It can also be found as a stand-alone basal rosette of leaves.
- The leaves, stems, stolons and flower stalks are hairy.
- Flowers of this plant can be yellow or orange, borne on nearly leafless stalks that reach 25cm to 90cm in height.
- Flowers occur primarily in June and early July, and occasionally through the summer.
- The flower heads resemble dandelion flowers, however smaller, and in clusters of 2 or more per flower stalk.
- The leaves are narrowly elliptic in shape and are covered with long hairs above and below.
Hawkweed exudes a white sap when plant parts are broken. This plant is common in low-maintenance turfgrass, roadsides, meadows and abandoned fields where there is low-fertility and acidic conditions.
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Agway recommends the following solutions for control and prevention:
- A good liming and fertilization program, like Agway 4 Stage Fertilizer Program, will encourage a dense, healthy lawn and make it difficult for establishment.
- Control with post-emergent herbicide when actively growing and in the rosette to flower growth stage.
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