Aegopodium podagraria Apiaceae Ground Elder

Aegopodium podagraria nnkb

Description - This plant produces small, white umbels of flowers in June, above hairless leaves, divided into 3 or 5 toothed leaflets. It spreads alarmingly by underground runners, and can be an inerradicable weed.

Habitat - Found in rather shady places,on woodland banks, and in gardens.

Comments - Although a terrible pest to many British gardeners, this plant is quite rare in Guernsey. It is only recorded in about half a dozen sites at present.

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