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Posts Tagged: Dandelion

Dandelions in the Landscape

Flowering dandelion. (Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi)

Dandelions are broadleaf plants easily recognizable by their bright yellow flower and puffball of white tufted seeds heads. While this plant is appreciated as a food or herb by many, for equal numbers of others it is regarded as a weed when found growing...

Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Tags: control (41), Dandelion (3), landscape (25), lawn (6), puffball (1), Roncoroni (2), turf (4), UC IPM (225), weed (25)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Lawn with weeds. (Cheryl Wilen)

[From the UC Weed Science blog] In what has been dubbed “dandelion-gate,” members of the Washington State legislature spent 20 minutes complaining about weeds on the capital's lawn. “In all the years I've been here I've never seen so...

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Squatters' Rights

Fly-In

Squatters' rights. A dandelion poking through the rocks near Nick's Cove on Tomales Bay, in Marshall, Sonoma County, seemed an unlikely host for squatters' rights. It first drew a tiny bee, barely a quarter-inch long. It was a female sweat bee, family...

Fly-In
Fly-In

HOVER FLY, from the family Syrphidae swoops down on a dandelion claimed by a sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's Company
Two's Company

TWO'S COMPANY--A tiny sweat bee and a hover fly share the same dandelion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On the Rim
On the Rim

POLLEN-PACKING sweat bee (top) prepares to leave the dandelion to the much larger hover fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alone
Alone

ALONE, the hover fly nectars the dandelion flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 5:39 PM
Tags: dandelion (3), hover fly (19), Lasioglossum (6), Sonoma County (2), sweat bee (18), Syrphidae (8)
 
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