over run with Jack in the Pulpits!!!!
My garden is over run with a species of Jack in the Pulpit.
I couldn't find a picture of this plant on the web but it's the classic three leaves but the "pulpit" is tall and narrow and green. The "jack' is a long black thread that extends way beyond the pulpit.
This plant doesn't care about growing conditions: sun, shade, dry or wet . . the monsters just keep on coming. As a matter of fact they seem to be getting worse.
For those who may ask; I use a wood mulch from a local garden nursery but I can't blame the nursery because these &$*#! plants were here when I moved in.
This year I am so sick of them that I just rip them out (they're very weak) hoping that the corms will die if they don't have leaves for photosynthesis.
If any of you can give me advice or at least help me identify these monsters I would appreciate it.
--Madeleine in Philadelphia