OK, Sharon -- good. And it's interesting to know all that about this plant's medicinal lore. My own experience is somewhat different as I didn't ever think of ingesting it.
Years ago I mentioned to gardening friends that I had two plants in my garden and I thought they were lovely. They advised me to get rid of them -- they were horrible weeds. I thought they were very nice indeed and if they multiplied so much the better -- I could see them popping up everywhere and I liked the idea. They multiply by seeds, spread by birds and small animals. And multiply they did and I loved them. For three years. And then of course it dawned that they were intending to carry off the entire garden. The leaves die early enough to look like hell, well, yellow dead grass, but they were everywhere. I rooted them out. For three years I had a weed-(sorry, but they're weeds) free garden. Last year they came back -- only about four or so plants. I didn't have time to root them out. This year they're everywhere and tomorrow I start again. Hope you have a friendlier partnership with the plant. You're going to need a large kitchen.
Oh, Lance...I have been waiting for someone to write your very words. Yes, I know...and the more I think of it, the more I think I will put them in containers. There were only two very small groups, and I did tuck them in under the roots of the old maple, but I do agree with you, so I will see if I can isolate them in a container.
You do know I am chuckling, don't you?? I did expect this yesterday when the article came up, so I am not surprised to hear from you. Sorry about your weeds...If I were closer to Sag Harbor, I promise I would help.