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Fallopia cuspidatum

Common Name(s):
Fleeceflower, Huzhang, Japanese knotweed, Mexican bamboo
Categories:
Edible Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

SynonymPolygonum cuspidatum Siebold & Zucc.; Reynoutria japonica Houtt; Polygonum japonica

Escaped from cultivation

Season:
Late summer into fall
Height:
4-7 ft.
Foliage:
4 to 6 in. broad, sharply pointed alternate leaves; large, hollow, jointed, mottled stems
Flower:
Greenish white flowers in branching spikes from the leaf axils
Site:
Waste places, roadsides
Life Cycle:
Herbaceous Perennial
Tags:
edible, edible weed, weed

NCCES plant id: 2693

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Lorianne DiSabato, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
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Angus MacAskill, CC BY - 2.0
Fallopia cuspidatum Fallopia cuspidatum
Liz West, CC BY - 2.0
Fallopia cuspidatum Fallopia cuspidatum
Steve Guttman NYC, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Fallopia cuspidatum Fallopia cuspidatum
Lorianne DiSabato, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Fallopia cuspidatum Fallopia cuspidatum
Foodista, CC BY - 2.0