General Information: Bristly ox-tongue is a dandelion type weed which is both
annual and biennial. It is not a common weed in well maintained lawns, it is more confined to
general purpose and neglected lawns.
Leaf: Bristly ox-tongue has long narrow oblong shaped leaves. Each leaf has
many whitish swollen pimples which are rough and bristly to touch.
Flowers: Bristly ox-tongue flowers are visible from June to September,
producing clusters of flowers, each flower can be up to 25mm in diameter..
Preferred habitat: Bristly ox-tongue can grow on a wide range of soil types but
is usually confined to bare ground and neglected areas of turf.
Control: Hand weed any individual plants. For a large infestation a selective
herbicide will have to be used. Use a selective weed killer containing a mixture of 2,4-D, Dicamba
and Mecoprop-p, repeat again 6 weeks later if necessary.
|Please click to enlarge the Bristly-ox Tongue
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