Pernicious weeds. No it's not the name of a Prog Rock band that once played Glastonbury Festival way back when. I'm talking about weeds (or wild flowers) that drive gardeners mad.
One such pernicious weed is Ground Elder. It resembles the Elder tree with it's flowers in particular:
I think its a pretty flower. The Roman's are said to have introduced it to the UK and England even. Why do news reporters never say England any more?
Ground Elder is a member of the carrot family. And it's pernicious rhisomes/ roots drive gardeners mad. Some people use glyphosphate weed killers to eradicate it. Stoic gardeners like myself pull it out and live with it even though it can be a nuisance.
In Ireland the ancient monks are said to have introduced it to be used for a cure for gout and arthritis.
Do you have a pernicious weed that drives you mad? Would you use weedkillers to eradicate it or can you live with it like me? Soil slaves of the world unite!🎤😊