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I Am Trying To Find Out What Plant This Is…here…

Matzine Asked

I am trying to find out what plant this is…here are some links to pictures I took:

www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30150507&l=9c3d1368c3&id=1118997114

www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30150509&l=b206ef8c16&id=1118997114

and last picture..

www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30150511&l=3a739a150c&id=1118997114

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Hi, Matzine: The plant you are trying to identify is a variegated Polygonum, also referred to as fallopia japonica. It belongs to the Polygonaceae family, native to Asia, and commonly referred to as knotweed. It is a large herbaceous perennial in our area. Morning sun and afternoon shade is best. Some species can be aggressive and are considered invasive in parts of the country. I have seen this plant be very well behaved in some local gardens here in Louisville, Kentucky. According to Purdue University Agriculture Extension, this plant is not included on the invasive list for Indiana.

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