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Can anyone identify this please?

I didn't plant it but it keeps springing up. 

Can you tell me what it is please and also how to get rid of it? 

It grew to about as tall as me. 

(Only thought to take a pic after putting it in the bin) 


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,475
    Does it have yellow flowers?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I've not seen any flowers at all. I do try and chop it down pretty
    quick tho so I don't give it a chance to flower: 
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    Is it growing in the bin
    If yes then it maybe a sprouting from a fruit or vegetable you dumped in the bin
    Be adventurous and let it grow and then you can learn stuff
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 655
    Looks like Kerria japonica to me.  It has yellow orange flowers.  Not one of my favourites to be honest.
    East Anglia
  • No, it's growing in my border. I just chopped it down n put it in the bin. Any idea what it is ? 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,342
    Kerria japonica, I agree
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Yes it's kerria japonica. Cutting it down is only getting rid of the stems, you need to dig out the roots to get rid of the plant.
  • Thank you !!

    Just googled Kerria japonica and that is definitely it. 
    So it's a shrub rather than a weed?
    to get rid of it, am I best to dig up the roots and remove ?

  • Thanks so much!!! 
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