Common Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale)
The common dandelion is viewed as a valuable herb by herbalists because of its medical and culinary uses, but for many it is seen as a weed. It is a perennial, a member of the sunflower family and can grow to a height of nearly 12 inches. Its distinctive yellow flower head turns into a ball of silver fruit, which blows away on the wind, often over a large area. Dandelions bloom from March until October and a single plan can produce more than 5,000 seeds a year.
Dandelions are an early source of nectar and so are popular with beekeepers.
The dark green leaves are not killed by close mowing due to their being so low-growing and, with a particular show of strength, can force its way through tarmac.
Cutting at a low height of cut will remover flower heads only, so for complete removal either dig up by hand, including the roots, or use Crossbar , Greenor or Junction to control Dandelions on turf or Gallup Biograde Amenity to control Dandelions on hard surfaces.