Lesser Celandine control

Asked April 18, 2019, 2:33 PM EDT

would covering a section (4ft x 6ft) of Lesser Celandine with a tarp for a year (or two) eradicate the plant and its tubers?

Montgomery County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Hello and thanks for using the Ask an Expert System.

I have not found any information suggesting that covering these plants with a tarp would kill them in 2 or 3 years. It may be worth a try.

The only current reliable method of killing lesser celanine is to use glyphosate.

You will find information on control methods in a fact sheet from the University of Washington, Control Options for Lesser Celandine

If you have additional questions you have a local source for information. The Montgomery County Penn State Master Gardener’s hotline offers gardening advice from Master Gardeners in your area.

Montgomery County Penn State Extension