Help With Plant Identification

jeff1945November 7, 2013

I am trying to identify a plant that appeared this year in my garden. It grows about 18" tall in a very tight patch that may or may not be connected by the root system underground. It has grown throughout the summer, and now forms a dense patch about 8 feet in diameter. It is so resistant that 2 applications of Roundup barely touched it until the first killing frost. I would very much like to know what it is and especially whether it is an invasive species. I have attached a picture of it from July when it flowered. Located in Upstate NY just south of Syracuse. I've searched extensively but cannot identify it. Please post reply or email me if you can do so. Thanks!

Jeff

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jeff1945

Additional pic of leaves and stem.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 1:21PM
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susanzone5(z5NY)

Post this in the "name that plant" forum. They'll ID it fast.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 9:38PM
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party_music50

It's Houttuynia. I grew the variegated variety once -- IN A POT! :p The friend who gave it to me warned me that if I planted it in the ground I would never get rid of it.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 11:33PM
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jeff1945

Thank you both! Both for the suggestion and the answer!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 7:52AM
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