Plant ID forum→Has taken over my beds

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Louisville, Ky
May 23, 2018 12:02 PM CST
This plant has taken over the plants in my beds. I've put heavy plastic down and it has just vined underneath and come out the holes. Does anyone know what it is? Better yet, does anyone know how to kill the beast?
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May 23, 2018 12:25 PM CST
It's Houttuynia cordata.

I would try a glysophate weedkiller such as Roundup. Maybe the one that can be 'painted' on to the leaves so the chemical is absorbed and taken down to the roots.

Name: Sue
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May 23, 2018 1:15 PM CST
Welcome! and I agree with the ID:

Spelling is glyphosate BTW.
Name: Lin Vosbury
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May 23, 2018 1:19 PM CST
I also agree, check our database here Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata) for more photos and info.
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Louisville, Ky
May 23, 2018 6:42 PM CST
Thank you so much
Name: Deb
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May 23, 2018 6:57 PM CST
I've never seen hootenanny with such large leaves. Must be a regional thing. Think hard about using Roundup, I discourage any poisons.
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