Japanese Knotweed, Fallopia japonica, Polygonaceae. Syn. Polygonum cuspidatum.
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Dimensions:5616 x 3744 px | 47.5 x 31.7 cm | 18.7 x 12.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:5 May 2014
Japanese Knotweed, Fallopia japonica, Polygonaceae. Syn. Polygonum cuspidatum. Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed, is a large, herbaceous perennial plant of the family Polygonaceae, native to Eastern Asia in Japan, China and Korea. In North America and Europe the species is very successful and has been classified as an invasive species in several countries. Other English names for Japanese knotweed include fleeceflower, Himalayan fleece vine, monkeyweed, monkey fungus, Hancock's curse, elephant ears, pea shooters, donkey rhubarb (although it is not a rhubarb), sally rhubarb, Japanese bamboo, American bamboo, and Mexican bamboo (though it is not a bamboo). It is listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world's worst invasive species.