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I have a plant growing through my living room skirting board. Please can anyone help to identify it please? Could it be Japanese Knotweed? 


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,221
    edited February 2020
    Welcome to the forums jessicaclairemora !

    I have enlarged your image.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • holy moly, I've never seen anything like this before. Sorry I can't identify it.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,453
    I think you have a worse problem than plant identification! It's not J K W, by the way.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • TenNTenN Posts: 122
    edited February 2020
    Identification guide here -

    might be worth taking that bit of skirting off, see what's beneath your boards. Is there anything growing outside that looks similar?

    It looks a bit like Virginia Creeper seedling but not quite, maybe a variety of ivy?
  • Been looking carefully. 
    Doesn't appear to be anything nasty.
    Possibly a seed dropped behind skirting.
    Do you buy any chance keep  caged birds.
    Look as if it will die if weeded out.
    Must be damp in behind skirting board.

    Doesn't look right for Japanese knot weed. JKW
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,409
    Pelargoniums?   they root easily in anything... 
    East Anglia, England
  • When I lived in a very very old timber framed farmhouse (probably dating from 1500s) we had plants from the garden growing  through the bottom of the walls which had no foundations. The walls were built onto a base of wooden beams which, in some places, were rotten and soft. The plants that pushed their way into the inside of the house included roses and kerria japonica. 

    What is growing on the other side of that wall?

    By the way, I agree ... it’s not Japanese knotweed. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,466
    Is it possibly Bramble?
    Do you know what is on the other side of that wall?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 558
    I thought Bramble as well, the shoot at the top looks prickly!

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