Japanese Knotweed


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July 04, 2008

The other day I was out riding the mountain bike and took some shots of Japanese Knotweed

Its all over the place

Originally from Asia, it was brought here as a decorative plant and to control erosion.

The plant looks like Bamboo but is related to Buckwheat. It favors wet areas around creeks and rivers.

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

It forms dense thickets. It over polinates in the late summer to early fall, and is white flowers really make me sneeze.

The flowers have a sickley sweet smell and are swarming with bees, yellow jackets, wasps, and flies.

Japanese Knotweed

Some thickets grow to 13-15 feet high.

Japanese Knotweed

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