I just joined this website and could not find an appropriate place for a question about getting rid of a plant that is harmful to other plants. My gardens(flower
, vegetable, shade, and herb have been invaded by a perennial "wildflower" Circæa alpina more commonly known as Enchantors Nightshade. This "wildflower" is said to grow in wooded areas, but as I have found out, it grows everywhere and once it blooms it produces seeds
that are burrs and they stick to everything- my gardening gloves, my clothes, my shoes, and my two long haired cats. They are perennial and aggressive so lets be honest here, its a weed
and a nasty one. It is aggressive enough that it has almost destroyed the Monarda garden. I have spent days pulling up this horrible plant and just took a pickup truck full to the dump and will be making many more trips to the dump yet this year and I know it will be back again next year. I have gone to a local nursery and they suggested lots of nasty chemicals or bringing in equipment to remove the topsoil from any infected areas (aka my entire yard). I looked on line and all I could find was people who want to know how to grow it. I am hoping that someone else has had experience with this plant and can give me some advice on how to get rid of this plant before it completely chokes out all my plants. I live in Southern Maine. Please help!