the average person to name a lawn weed and odds
are that they will say, "Dandelion". The
yellow flowers of dandelions
sometimes come to dominate certain lawns in
early summer. They are perennial plants that
have long (2 to 3 foot long) taproots which
anchor them firmly to the spot.
The bright yellow
flowers are the most distinguishing trait
followed by white, feathery seed heads.
Dandelions are prolific seed producers and, if
the lawn has thinned with small patches of bare
soil, they will spread rapidly.