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Pellitory-of-the-wall

 
Joel Hollingsworth
pollinator
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Location: Oakland, CA
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This plant takes over my landlord's front yard every year.

Which is a bit of a shame, because there are always some nice perennial flowers under the canopy. Yesterday I pulled a couple pounds of the stuff. It's too mature at this point to be much good in salads, and we don't need bathtubs full of the medicinal tea we might make from it.

Some seeds of it survive my compost system, but they're easy to control in containers, and tomatoes and favas easily out-compete them in the tiny open section I manage, and the onions, garlic, and volunteer wheat have no problem getting up above short canopy pellitory maintains.

It has no problem growing up through fairly thick mulch.



http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Parietaria+officinalis

I think it would be nice to keep around, but I'm wondering if there's a cheap and lazy way to give other varieties an edge over it in the front yard? I'd like to keep some around, but it seems well-entrenched in the garden I manage no matter what happens out front.
 
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