Time to act:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Dandelions (Taraxacum spp) can spread quickly via seed to colonise freshly cultivated soil, and are able to survive in compacted soil in lawns. The deep tap root allows them to survive and re-grow when the top of the plant is cut off. Seed can blow in from surrounding gardens, fields and waste-ground.
Clump of leaves growing from a single or multiple point. Leaves and flower stalks ooze a milky substance when snapped. Bright yellow-orange flowers are followed by a fluffy seedhead or dandelion 'clock'.
Find it on
established flowerbeds, cracks in paving, garden walls, lawns