Weed or ?

farmboy1(5)May 18, 2014

Something is trying to take over my shaded areas.....any ideas what is are greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

vince

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thedecoguy

Ground Elder. aegopodium.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 1:35AM
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suemcwirraluk

Poison ivy?

Here is a link that might be useful: poison ivy info

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 7:35AM
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shadeyplace(7)

not PI...looks like Bishop's Weed, ie: ground elder

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 8:31AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

start pulling.. i see a nice hosta in there... regardless of what it is... is too aggressive ...

any plans to drag shrubs around with your vee-hickle this spring??

and if it is BWeed... good luck with trying to pull it out...

ken

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 9:04AM
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Carrie B

Definitely Aegopodium. I've never heard it called ground elder, interesting. Here it is known as "bishops weed" or "goutweed".

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 12:10PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

It's known as Ground Elder in the UK because of the vague similarity in leaf shape to Sambucus nigra.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 1:04PM
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farmboy1(5)

THANKS!

I have never had to deal with PI, but did wonder as the old "Leaves of three, beware of me", would apply.

Now to work on pulling it out, and the harder part of eliminating it.

Ken, whole lotta Hostas here, probably 200+, including the big ones that could be divided into 2 or 3. But only about 6 different types.

No more drag-um arounds, but did try a 4' Horse Chestnut a week ago. My, what big taproot little tree has! Will probably not make it, but worth a try as the other option the owner had was to cut it down,

vince

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 11:46PM
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