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A low-growing perennial with yellow-white dandelion-like flowers and leafless stalks covered in stiff hairs. (Also known as Hieracium pilosella.)
|Soil and Moisture Conditions
|Found in North East and North West US. Very limited distribution in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
|Do not mow. Hand dig if only a few plants. Fertilize the soil to help keep mouse ear hawkweed from establishing in lawns or pastures.
|Seal plant material in a plastic bag and throw away in the trash.
|Reproduction and Spread
|Spreads by stolons that form dense mats and by wind-borne seeds.
|Introduced from Europe to US as an ornamental or agricultural seed contaminant.
|dandelions; other nonnative yellow flowered hawkweeds- they hybridize and are difficult to tell apart.
|Produces thick mats of rosettes that prevent other plants from establishing. Reduces desirable pasture forage production.