Tucker mystery plant

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Date Photo Taken: March 24, 2011
Location: Tucker, GA
Posted By: jjj2

Notes:

There was no sign of this plant in Jan or Feb. I think it might have been here last year and may have bloomed in the fall – smallish flowers? Whether it is herbaceous or I just cut it back last year, I can’t remember – I’ve been taking out a lot of invasives in this area – partial sun. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    I’ve looked at your photo several times hoping that cranial bells and whistles might be activated. Alas, there is nothing. My continuing question is, are those developed leaves heart shaped? Would it be possible to post another picture?

    April 24th, 2011 at 9:19 am
  2. jjj2 Registered says:

    This plant has been identified as Japanese Knotweed. It is on virtually every invasive species list in North America. It will soon be history in my yard! Here is the description from se-eppc.org website (pest plants)with some added detail from my observations:

    • Forms dense stands that reach 10 feet.
    • Leaves 2- to 6-inches long and heart-shaped( on the end but the base is squared off like a shield or shovel – added for clarification).
    • Stems are bamboo-like (hollow), light green to purplish-red (this one is light gray green with reddish markings), smooth, and swollen at joints where leaves are attached (these attachements are also reddish).
    • Small flowers are white to greenish-white in small sprays along smallest branches

    jjj2

    May 1st, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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