Answer: I agree with you - it's lovely in a field, but not in a lawn! If you keep mowing it down, the root, which is the storage organ for the plant's energy, will eventually die out. For the energy it expels sending up a stalk and foliage, it needs the foliage for photosynthesis to replace the lost carbohydrates. You can effectively starve the roots if you keep the foliage from developing. So, whack it down as soon as you recognize it - before it even develops foliage. Be persistent and you'll win the battle!
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