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SOLVED: Green leaf with red veins

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

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)

Looks like Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed)... you have one chance to kill it!

Loganton, PA(Zone 5b)

I agree it looks like knot weed. Often comes with new top soil. ( Invasive )

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

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)

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


One of the top 12 worst invasive plants in the world.

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

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

Lula, GA(Zone 7b)

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)

I did find one way to destroy Japanese Knotweed:


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

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from mygardens :
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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