NJ demon weed

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Date Photo Taken: 06/12/2017
Location: Summit, NJ
Posted By: Tom Newman

Notes:

This weed began appearing in my yard about 4 years ago. Every spring it reappears in greater numbers and in more places. Now it’s in the yard, in the flower beds, the vegetable garden, in gravelled areas, even underneath the deck. Can’t pull it up; it will break off at ground level; have to dig it up.

COMMENTS

  1. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe the weedy orchid called Broad-leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine) (?). Check it out and see if this is your pesky weed. the link below with more information. Best wishes!

    http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/homeowners_battling_a_weedy_orchid_invading_lawns_and_flowerbeds

    June 14th, 2017 at 1:14 pm
  2. Tom Newman Registered says:

    Laura thank you very much. That is absolutely the weed. Doesn’t look like there’s anything easy to do about it though; will have to battle it one at a time with a shovel.

    June 28th, 2017 at 12:27 pm
  3. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Tom! Yes, when it comes to a prolific & tough weed like this, Ugh!!! Sigh!!!
    Laura

    July 7th, 2017 at 12:38 pm

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