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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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Weed with long, smooth-edged irregular jagged leaves arranged alternately

Can you identify this perennial weed found in strawberry fields?
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This is a picture of a dandelion. Dandelion occurs throughout Ontario in virtually every kind of habitat. It can be distinguished from prickly lettuce by the soft texture and irregular lobing of leaves, the absence of prickles on margins or midribs, the smooth or softly hairy leaf surfaces, and a deeply penetrating taproot..

Prickly lettuce - a weed with long, spiny-edged irregular jagged leaves arranged alternately

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