Weed of the Month

Italian Arum – March 2016 Weed of the Month

I first learned to fear Italian arum in the late 1990’s. Botanist Doug Ewing, then manager of the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse, alarmed me with scary tales of his battles with Italian arum in the gardens behind the greenhouse where it had taken hold. No matter what he threw at it, the plant kept coming back