Please id the plantt in the link

Ken Klemow kklemow at wilkes1.wilkes.edu
Mon Sep 18 10:40:16 EST 2000


>I have now seversal different ids, Lonicera japonica, and
>Japanese Knotweed and Mexican Bamboo
>Polygonum cuspidatum, sometimes called Japanese Bamboo.
>
>"Monique Reed" <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
>news:39C625DE.8D6E8879 at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
>>  From here, it looks like Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica.
>>  It's a horrible weed.
>>
>>  M. Reed
>>
>>  Gilbert Baron wrote:
>>  >
>>  > I have a link to a photo of a bush I would like to identify.
>>  > If you can help, please respond here or by email or both.
>>  > Thanks.
>>  >
>>  > It grows in SE Minnesota to about 10 feet and is very fragrant.
>>  > It is along a trail on the Root River about 300 yards from the river and
>I
>>  > think it was planted as I have seen it only in one spot.
>>  >
>  > > http://members.home.com/gbaron/plantid.jpg

Hi Gilbert,

Your picture is kinda fuzzy.  However, I would go along with the ID 
as being Japanese knotweed, Polygonum cuspidatum.  It's extremely 
common here in northeastern Pennsylvania.  I've agreed to write a 
review article on that species as part of the Biology of Canadian 
Weeds series.

It has some interesting medicinal features, as summarized in 
http://wilkes1.wilkes.edu/~kklemow/Polygonum.html.

Enjoy.

Ken K.
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