Lesser Celandine lawn invasion

Asked April 16, 2019, 10:47 AM EDT

What’s the best way to get rid of this expanding weed in my yard. I live in Catonsville. Thanks

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1 Response

This is a terribly invasive plant called lesser celandine (Ficaria verna). It is very difficult to control and may require a combination of techniques. This can take time. Do not expect management in one season.

See our website and resource links for information and management options.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lesser-celandine
http://extension.umd.edu/learn/weed-week-lesser-celandine

This is a tough plant on some of our Maryland native plants so it is worth trying to manage it. Here's an article on it from the Maryland Invasive Species Council. http://mdinvasives.org/iotm/april-2012/

Christa