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What is this plant?

We've just moved house and this is popping up everywhere in the front garden and driveway, it has orange carrot like rizomes and has dead growth from last year. Can anyone tell me what it is please, I'm assuming it's invasive and how is best to eradicate it if it is.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,726
    It could be Valerian.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • I think you may be correct. The rhizomes are not orange I was misinformed and I was lead to believe this plants was spreading underground but having dug some up myself I think they have just been self seeding over time as the property has been empty for a few years 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,042
    Seconding the Valerian suggestion.
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