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Help please identifying this plant that has appeared and is now starting its way up an outside pipe in the garden.
Any ideas would be appreciated as we have no idea where it came from. Stem is quite hairy. Thanks

Sam_1832 Sam_1833



If it grows a mile a minute (nerd humour) it might be russian vine - if so, you don't want it...

13 Aug, 2014


Hi, I don't think it is russian vine, poligonum baldschuanicum, but I think it could be related, Himalayan knotweed, Poligonum polystachium, or worse still, Fallopia japonica, Japanese knotweed, but it is definitely a knotweed of some description, Derek.

13 Aug, 2014


Doesn't look like Japanese knotweed to me - it does not have hairy coloured stems

13 Aug, 2014


Hi, according to Norfolkapple, it has hairy stems, and if you enlarge the photo, you can see that it does have hairy stems, and are a reddy colour, Derek.

13 Aug, 2014


It isn't Jap knotweed.
is it a type of kiwi fruit?

13 Aug, 2014


Snoopdog you have set me off laughing again - Finding it hard to type now. lol. Sorry folks have no idea but it doesn't look like the Russian Vine I have which is growing at a rate of knots. I have to attack it quite frequently but the birds like to nest in it and it does cover an area that needed to be covered and gives the border some shelter.
Now I shall have to go and lie down in a dark corner as I cannot stop giggling Snoopdog!!

14 Aug, 2014

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