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Anyone identify this plant for me?

HeftyHefty Posts: 370

Anyone know what this is? its in shade, has big leaves, is around 1 foot tall, has a think stem with red flecks, droops over

i quite like it, just i want to check that its not some invading garden killing speciesimage








  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Looks a bit like bind weed, but I'm prob wrong image

  • neznez Posts: 15

    It looks like Japanese knot weed, take it out or it will engulf your garden and everybody elses !


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,685
    Was going to say the same as Nez but wasn't sure- the leaves look unusually big but that's probably because it's so shaded. Everything else about it smells of Japanese knotweed.

    Very patiently and thoroughly kill it absolutely dead with glyphosate.
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    o dear........a quick google search pretty much confirms what you guys say........

    looks like it to me.......strange thing is ive been here 10 years and its not got out of control, ive only been doing the garden for a year now.....maybe i was lucky!! will get rid for sure!!!!!!!!

    big thanks for the info


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,573

    Not bindweed.

    Not sure that its jap knot weed, it tends to have thicker red spotted stems. Is it on its own or is there more on the other side of the fence?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,573

    If you've been there ten years and its not spread, it's not jap knot weed.

  • I have been pulling out bind weed for the last two months and the plant in the photo does not look the same.  Also it invades and grows all over this looks a singleton.  Why not take a leaf to your local nursery and see what they can make of it first hand?

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    i dont think its bindweed as i have that elsewhere and it dont look the same

    ive been here 10 years and only spotted this recently, in spring really, and thought id let it grow a bit to see what its getting bigger i thought id check with you guys... it seems to be a single plant, but ill try and take some better pics tomorrow

    many thanks for your help so far image very much appreciated!


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,573

    Has it ever flowered?

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    it hasnt flowered to my knowledge - ill def take some better more detailed pics tomorrow, hopefuly they will help image

    im glad its not looking 100% like knotweed!! its def a single plant and has always drooped over like that since spring, like its supposed to do that as opposed to it being an unhealthy/distressed plant, the knotweed pics look more sturdy and upright

    im quite a "let it grow" kind guy, so would be cool to identify it image cheers all!

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