Can anyone help me with an ID for this plant with green leaves and red veins. It has suddenly appeared near the pond edge and there are no others around. It is very pretty so I would like to encourage it to grow but would like to know more about it. Thanks.
Looks like Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed)... you have one chance to kill it!
I agree it looks like knot weed. Often comes with new top soil. ( Invasive )
Thanks. It is so pretty I hate to remove it, but it sounds like trouble. Many "invasive" plants are pretty but can be easily controlled. This one looks like a serious invader.
I wasn't kidding when I said you have one chance to kill it...
I have read up on it and heeded your advice. It's out and in the garbage.
mygardens, you did the right thing.
And I learned that the weed I thought might be that is not. So I benefited too. :)
I did find one way to destroy Japanese Knotweed:
This message was edited Sep 7, 2010 8:27 PM