Plant id

Asked June 7, 2020, 10:50 AM EDT

Can you identify this plan? Pictures are attached. It’s about 10 inches high right now and currently has no flowers. I usually pull them so don’t know how large they get or if they flower. There are 2 clumps, both growing in shade under an evergreen.

Wayne County Michigan

1 Response

This is a problem weed known as Epipactus helleborine- or "weedy orchid". It is aggressive and has a very deep root system. Here is an article that will help you out. https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/homeowners_battling_a_weedy_orchid_invading_lawns_and_flowerbeds