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Croton-on-Hudson, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2010
1:03 PM

Post #7905513

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.

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Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2010
1:48 PM

Post #7905598

Looks like Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed)... you have one chance to kill it!
Loganton, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2010
2:19 PM

Post #7905634

I agree it looks like knot weed. Often comes with new top soil. ( Invasive )
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2010
4:13 PM

Post #7920515

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.
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #7921122

I wasn't kidding when I said you have one chance to kill it...
Piscataway, NJ

June 25, 2010
9:15 PM

Post #7921191

One of the top 12 worst invasive plants in the world.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #7923052

I have read up on it and heeded your advice. It's out and in the garbage.
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2010
4:04 PM

Post #7923081

mygardens, you did the right thing.
And I learned that the weed I thought might be that is not. So I benefited too. :)
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #8086222

I did find one way to destroy Japanese Knotweed:!

This message was edited Sep 7, 2010 8:27 PM


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2010
2:31 AM

Post #8086604

mygardens wrote:I have read up on it and heeded your advice. It's out and in the garbage.

Don't rely on it being gone though . . . it'll be back!


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