One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A common weed of the parsley family, native to Europe, with leaves that resemble those of the elder and spreading, underground stems.
- ‘Do not put in perennial weeds such as dock or ground elder and shake off as much soil as possible from the other weeds.’
- ‘Don't add tough perennial weeds such as ground elder, thistles and nettles as their roots are likely to survive and will spread with your compost.’
- ‘When you have got 10 poles of ground elder to deal with and it takes two bus journeys to get there, a hosepipe ban is the least of your worries.’
- ‘It is impossible to describe the entirely original flavour of ground elder when cooked.’
- ‘Having said that, be assured that late summer is ideal for tackling the growth of difficult weeds such as ground elder, brambles, bindweed and Japanese knotweed.’
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