Is this false dandelion?

Asked July 18, 2019, 4:40 PM EDT

This year my pastures are full of this plant. I'm afraid it is false dandelion. Horses arent eating it, but I'm concerned
Please confirm

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

From the photos it looks more like smooth hawksbeard. The leaves of false dandelion are flatter. There does appear to be a rosette of false dandelion in the middle left of the first photo.

I would be better able to distinguish the features of the plant if it were taken out of the field and photographed on a light background. Also you can check some web pages for a picture of smooth hawksbeard and compare.

You can email any questions directly to me at:

gene.pirelli@oregonstate.edu