Enchanter's nightshade woodland 'weed'
I have big patches of Enchanter's nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) in the moist garden areas and woodland borders of our place in a woody part of Skagit County, which we've had for just 3 years. The weed(?) has been spreading more each year.
Is it something to try to control? (It pulls up easily with few roots left behind, I HOPE).
Or do I consider it innocuous, like the piggyback/youth-on-age Tellima and the native bleeding heart,,,of the woodland native type that won't get invasive, and I so I let it grow.
My hands are already full with Japanese knotweed, Himalayan blackberry, reed canary grass and (from previous owner:) Bishop's weed and creeping Jenny.
Is the E. nightshade (not a real nightshade, I gather) OK to leave on its own (maybe snap off seedheads). Or am I looking at a bigger problem down the road?