Unmowed ,it can grow 20 centimetres to 40cm. At the base of the plant, the stems are often purplish green, becoming green further up the plant. Groundsel can complete its life cycle in a little as five weeks after germination.
Groundsel leaves appear fleshy, as do the stems. The flower heads are green and contain several yellow florets. Seeds attached to pappus that are easily blown in the wind are released once the flower head opens.
Controlling Groundsel in your garden or lawn can be as easy as pulling it out by hand or using a 2,4-D broadleaf spray.
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