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Goutweed

Do not ever plant this.

It spreads vigorously.

 It’s almost impossible to get rid of it.




Characteristics: 

Comes in a plain green (non variegated) form which is just as invasive.

Less than 30 cm (1 ft.) tall

Spreads by seeds and its underground shoots

Perennial

Flat umbrella like white flowers

Shade tolerant

Sold in nurseries as a groundcover under names like Bishops Weed or Snow-on-the-Mountain.


Elimination:

Every tiny bit of root must be dug up or it will grow a new plant.

Remove all good plants and solarize the entire infected area for a year.


Alternatives to Plant:

Bunchberry, Mayapple, Wintergreen, Wild Geranium, Foamflower, Bearberry