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    05 / 02 / 2014

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Found on the side of my house where the garden is unused. I know previous owners had bamboo in their garden, though I’m not sure if they had planted any. I stumbled upon these guys, and was in wonder by their purple leaves…though I don’t know if bamboo sprouts quite like that. It’s coming up in a bunch of weeds, so maybe this is a weed I’ve never seen? Both pictures are individual bunches; just two groups altogether, around 4 feet apart.


  • Ken patel Unregistered says:

    I need red & pérlale bamboo plant

    September 21st, 2020 at 3:51pm

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    May 23rd, 2014 at 8:21pm

  • Carmen Unregistered says:

    It looks very much like a peony sprouting for spring. They rise up in a shade of rusty-purple only to have their leaves unfurl to a lovely green. If this is indeed what it is, look forward to a treat of beautiful blossoms!

    May 15th, 2014 at 7:50am

  • Kristen Registered says:

    You can eat those, too. Might be a good way to control them? They might also be an attractant for Japanese Beetles. “Japanese beetles, caterpillars and “rust” fungi . . . control the weed in its native habitat.”

    May 8th, 2014 at 9:42pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Not bamboo… Japanese Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) You’re going to want to start digging those out… they are bad news.

    May 8th, 2014 at 2:20pm

  • NF Unregistered says:

    Rule out bamboo. Leaves not correct for bamboo. Have forgotten much of what I worked with in landscape industry so cannot id plant yet. Still looking. Anybody have any other guesses? Stem looks fleshy.

    May 7th, 2014 at 9:29pm

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