Super invasive shrub with large dark green leaves

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  1. Giantweedcanterbury

    Giantweedcanterbury New Seed

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    Hi,

    We have two shrubs in our front lawn that have grown considerably in the past few weeks. The shrub has succulent branches with large dark green leaves. The roots are thick, succulent and white in colour.
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    :wave:Welcome to our forums.
    Is there any chance you could take a photograph of the two shrubs? It would really help to see them or have some more information about them. Could you also let us know where about you are as this will be a benefit to us too.
     
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    Giantweedcanterbury New Seed

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    Hi Eileen, apologies, re-attached the photos. We are from Melbourne, Australia.
     
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  5. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    If it was Britain I would say it was Acanthus mollis,but don't know if that is grown in Melbourne.
     
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  6. Giantweedcanterbury

    Giantweedcanterbury New Seed

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    Thank you! I think that is the one.
     
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  7. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    It looks like one of the acanthus sorts to me. You see them as relief work at the top of Greek columns from the Corinthian period. They grow wild on the lands in the Aegean sea area...like Turkey and Greece among others.
    This plant can be very difficult to get rid of.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    If it wasn`t invasive I think its kind of pretty just as greenery !!
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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