- Dec 2, 2010
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- North Idaho 48th parallel
Oh! I know! Isn't that a horrible plant? I've seen people plant it on purpose and I think, wow, you're sure going to regret that one!Do I battle an invasive plant, you betcha. Campanula rapunculoides, the evil one,
I have found the only thing that slows it down is brush killer herbicide painted on the leaves. I used to pull them, thinking I got it all, but of course it kept popping up all over.
One day I was dividing a plant that the CR was also growing in, and when it was dug up I found this huge horizontal root, about a foot deep, that was shaped like a carrot.
Well no wonder it kept coming back, that one root was sending scouts out all over the place and probably had enough energy to last for years of pulling the top growth out.
Certainly enough energy to wait me out until I had lost enthusiasm for pulling it.