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Hawksbeard

Hawksbeard includes a group of dandelion like weeds with rosettes of leaves close to the ground and branched leafy flower stalks crowned with clusters of yellow dandelion like flowers.

Identifying

Hawksbeard, and similar species catsear, dandelion, hawkbit and oxtongue, are common weeds of New Zealand gardens. They are often found in lawns, wasteland, pasture and roadsides.

Solving

In Lawns

Apply the selective herbicide LawnPro Turfclean or Turfclean & Green. This will effectively control hawksbeard but will leave lawn grasses uneffected. Alternatively hawksbeard can be spot sprayed with Weed Weapon Rapid Action or Direct Hit or painted with Invade Gel.

For best results use in Spring and Autumn when weeds and turf are growing.

In Garden Beds

Spot treat with Weed Weapon Rapid Action or Direct Hit. Weed Weapon is systemic and kills weeds down to the roots within 2-4 days and is an ideal product for use around established trees and shrubs. It is inactive in the soil so planting can be safely carried out soon after treatment.

For a fast acting organic solution use Kiwicare Organic Weedfree Rapid.

For best results use in Spring and Autumn when weeds and turf are growing.

In paths and driveways

For long term control on paths and driveways use Weed Weapon Long Term This will kill a wide range of weeds and prevent regrowth for up to 12 months.

For a fast acting organic solution use Organic Weedfree Rapid.

For best results use in Spring and Autumn when weeds and turf are growing.

Did you know

There are five similar species with danadelion like flowerheads:

  • Dandelions have a single large flowerhead at the end of a short hollow stem which exudes white sap when cut.
  • Hawksbeard has smaller flowerheads on taller, leafy, branched stems.
  • Hawkbit are large and are at the top of solid, leafless, unbranched stems.
  • Catsear has tall little branched, leafless stems.
  • Oxtongue has tall, stiff, bristled hairy stems and leaves.

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