Solved Plant Identification help please.

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  1. Dean H

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    Hi guys.

    I’ve recently cleared an old rockery area at the back of my garden and put down grass seed. I have noticed some plant growing over the area and I’m not sure what it is and if they’re weeds or not. I also want to get rid of them and if I can kill them to the root, what’s best to use.

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    Arum, possibly Arum italicum.

    Dig them out and put them in a shady spot. Weedkiller ain't gonna help the grass seed!
     
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      Arum italicum or similar. Roundup eventually kills them, but it does take time.
       
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        Snap!
         
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          Planted one 5 years ago, thankfully in a small bed surrounded by a walls, been digging it up for the last four years and still get the odd tuber.
           
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            They don't bother me as they're early in the year and pretty much done by the time that summer comes.
             
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              We have loads of Arum italicum but that's intentional as they look good en masse and they're excellent in flower arrangements (one of Mrs Shiney's hobbies). It's not quite as rampant as Arum maculatum but they're both difficult to get rid of. Diligent digging will help.

              It can take over if you ignore it :hate-shocked:
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              There are some named varieties selected, for their foliage markings, that you can get.
              I rather like them as they had some variety to the winter/spring garden.
               
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                We have two large clumps about that size and they look impressive en masse. They also look quite good when the flower turns to seed (Lords and Ladies) but the ground is totally blank when the leaves die.
                 
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