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Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Mouse-ear Hawkweed is a perennial flatweed with an extensive underground root mass.

Large areas of turf can become affected due to its stolons. These creeping stems allow the weed to creep along the ground, forming its characteristic mats of vegetation.

The foliage and stems have long hairs, and the leaves lie flat on the ground and have white edges that are often upturned.

Initially plants establish from seed and then spread by daughter plants produced by creeping stolons. The plants flower in spring and later produce seed heads.

Control

This is a difficult species to control, but products containing 2,4-D will help and are best applied in spring.

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Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Pilosella officinarum

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