In our lawns, the Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale) is just a nuisance. Their roots can grow up to 2 feet long and are brittle, so they easily break off if you try to pull them. If you don’t remove the whole root, they will grow up again. These roots are usually deep enough that even though the surface dandelions disappear in the fall, they will survive the winter and re-grow in the spring.
When the flower matures and turns into a puff ball, the wind can carry the thousands of seeds to germinate in any spot it can find. That’s why your yard could be weed free one year and a field of dandelions the next..
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Canada Thistle (Cursium Arvense) grows readily in a wide range of soils types but prefers well drained, clay soils. It is able to survive drought conditions due to an extensive creeping root system that commonly reaches depths of 2 to 3 metres and may spread horizontally up to 6 m per year. Canada thistle seedlings require open areas with lots of sunlight and little competition in order to establish successfully but, once established, Canada thistle is very competitive and aggressive in spreading through its’ creeping root system.
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