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 pastures and forages plant identification

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