Invasive Plant

Asked April 14, 2019, 12:44 PM EDT

Is this plant invasive, if so what is the best way to remove it? Thanks, Helen

Multnomah County Oregon plant identification

1 Response

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to tell whether this plant has rhizomes, is a bulb, or whether it developed from seed. One thought is that it is a variegated cyclamen, perhaps C. hedeifolium, described here: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=s710

I would wait until it flowers before you remove it. Compare the flowers with those in the article and, if they are not the same, write back. Thanks for using Ask an Expert!