Catsear vs dandelion
Identifying catsear can be a little tricky. It germinates in the spring and forms a ground- hugging rosette with slightly lobed leaves that are covered in fine hairs. Dandelion and hawksbeard look similar but don’t have the hairs, and catsear leaves are much bigger.
Once the flowering stem emerges it becomes a little easier to identify. Catsear produces a solid stem with no leaves that forks to produce multiple yellow dandelion-esque flowers. Dandelion and hawkbit only produce a single unbranched stem and Hawksbeard produces a similar stem to catsear but it has leaves on it.