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What is this plant?

Hi all. 

Is anyone able to identify the plant in the attatched image?

Ive been trying to remove it from my beds since i moved in about a year ago but every time i dig it up it seems to spring back up in several places!

The image is of one of the young shoots that keep growing back.

At full-size the leaves grow to about hand size and have a dark green coulour with a hint of purple near the stem. The plant doesn't appear to flower. 

Originally before i had removed any of the plant it had spread several metres along the bed.

When digging it up there doesnt appear to be a main root system  just lots of small shoots everywhere like one in the pic 

If any one has any advice on how to get rid of this thing for good it would be appreciated.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    reduce the size of the photo and start from the camera icon above the typing box image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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    here it is

    Last edited: 31 December 2017 09:46:46

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    Probably Japanese Anemone

    it flowers late summer if it hasn't been cut back. Pretty but invasive at times

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Is it just a case of removing new growth as and when it appears to keep it back?

    This is the method ive been using but this thing doesn't seem to quit

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    hard to get rid if it's in with other plants, it will regrow for years if not removed. I would keep digging, others might let leaves grow and then use chemical killers

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645

    As Nut says, you just have to keep removing any new growth as you see it or else let it grow and use chemicals - not guaranteed and indiscriminate if mis-applied - or dig out the retire border and wash the roots of all the plants it's entangled in before re-planting the ones you want to keep.

    It's very pretty in flower and has attractive leaves too so I'd be inclined to let it grow in one or two clumps and just pull up or hoe the rest till it gives in.   I'm having a similar battle with arum italicum which is very slow to realise it is unwanted yet is proving reluctant in th eone bit I'd like it to grow.   Perverse.

    Last edited: 31 December 2017 11:08:48

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,212

    Just about managed to clear one area of it. Only taken 22 years of weed killing.

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