weeds in gravel

rory o toole asked 13 years ago

i have a weed growing in gravel. it has rhubarb like leaves and a fruit that looks something like a cactus it’s i about two foot high can you tell we what it’s called. thanks rory.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This sounds like Gunnera tinctoria, quite a large plant, very common in parts of the west where it has spread. It is native to South America and has naturalized here. It can be diffidult to eradicate but will succumb to Roundup.