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What is this weed?

Simon IngerSimon Inger Posts: 11

My parents live in Lincolnshire and have just shown me this weed for me to ID. 



Really struggling with this one.  Any help?  It spreads by rhizome (picture below) and is a good inch think with shoots coming up off this.  



The stems are hairless with waxy leaves.  It is starting to be quite invasive and it is getting the round up treatment where ever it pops up which is getting to be quite a lot of places.  I don't know how large the plant grows as it is killed off at the first sign of growth.

Any help would be fantastic.. 



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,743

    It looks like a tree root suckering.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Cherry sucker? I've got lots, I just keep cutting, pulling or mowing. I can't use weedkiller as I don't want to damage the original trees.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,986

    They get mown from the grass and heaved out of the borders here as well

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Simon IngerSimon Inger Posts: 11

    Didn't even think about suckers but think you are right.  There is a cherry tree fairly close to some of the suckers so thanks for that.  Cheers

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