Naturally they recommend using herbicides to eradicate it.
Eupatorium capillifolium and Salvia lyrata are also on the weed list. They're all rough and tumble wildflowers favorites at Clay and Limestone.
I have a special place in my heart for these wild and rough looking beauties that are frequently found growing in meadows, prairies, roadside ditches and pastures. I appreciate plants that haven't had their best characteristics bred out of them. They're beautiful, they're doing the job nature intended them to do: make a lot of nectar and pollen and bloom for a long time, exactly when the critters need both.
Stay tuned for more late summer/fall rough and tumble beauties, the season is just beginning.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.