Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 4-8″ inches tall Where it grows: They grow best in areas that are sunny and moist. Appearance: Jagged, with deep lobes, similar in appearance to chicory leaves; Stems are hollow with white juice. Lawn Weed Control Tip: Dandelion (broadleaf) post-emergent herbicides are growth regulators that mimic hormones in the plant. To work they must be absorbed and moved to the site of activity, usually a growing point in the root or leaf. Notes: Seed production varies from 54 to 172 seeds per head and a single plant can produce more than 2000 seeds. Fun Facts: Dandelion flower has antioxidant properties. Dandelion may also help improve the immune system. Herbalists use dandelion root to detoxify the liver and gallbladder, and dandelion leaves to help kidney function is chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas.