Crow Dipper (Pinellia ternata)

Asked July 7, 2020, 10:31 AM EDT

Should I remove all Pinellia ternata from my garden? When I purchased it at a plant sale, I was told it was Jack in the Pulpit. As this one is not a native, and is invasive what would you advise? I’m trying to only use natives.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

It is not technically listed as a Maryland invasive species, however, it is a spreader. We recommend removing it so it doesn't become problematic in the future. Devote the space to native plants, if you can.

Be sure to dig out the corms at the base of the stems.