Worried this is Japanese Knotweed!


This plant is a self-comer in my garden and a friend pointed out to me it might be Japanese Knotweed because of the red stems, can anyone identify this plant for me please? ( hope its not knotweed!!)


Any help very much appreciated!



  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Hi, that looks more like a cyclamen to meimage
  • CosmicCosmic Posts: 7

    Oh that would be so much better than knotweed! image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,777

    Definitely not Japanese Knotweed image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • CosmicCosmic Posts: 7

    Its the spiky leaves and red stems that concerned me

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,270

    Hellebore seedling?

    Def Not JKW

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Hellebore.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Ive had the same heart in mouth moment which turned out to be suckers from a cherry tree! image
  • CosmicCosmic Posts: 7

    That looks a winner Fidgetbones! relieved its not jkw image

    very close to a cyclamen too bekkie - thanks peeps

  • CosmicCosmic Posts: 7

    Yes its not something you want to find in your garden

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,254

    Definitely a helleboreimage but not one of the orientalis hybrids.  sternii?

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