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Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

Hi,

What plant is this please? A friend said it was Jap Knotweed and I was like whatt??

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Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

Not Japanese Knotweed. It does not vine. Your plant is more similar to Field Bindweed. Please include your zone/region where you are to help us with a more accurate identification. At any rate, it's not Knotweed.
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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

Thanks George.

The house is in chatham, Kent, uk. A House we are in the process of purchasing and then stumbled across this. ....panic!
Thanks again

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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

It could be : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynanchum_laeve

Do they have opposite leaves (it doesn't look it from the photos actually)? Does it have milky sap if your break off a leaf?
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you don't think it is common bindweed? I get that all over the place. It is related to morning glory and gets morning glory shaped flowers, but smaller and white.
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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

Bindweed in my garden have smaller leaves -- these look like big leaves using the bricks as reference scale. Maybe there are larger leafed ones?
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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

Hi all,

Thanks for your time on this.

No sap and the leafs are zig zag opposite each other, if that makes sense.

From these posts I don't need to worry about it and can proceed with my purchase

Would be great to know out of interest what it actually is, if possible

Many thanks,

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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

Hopefully it's not Polygonum! That stuff can travel under a road and pop up on the other side.

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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

It reminds me of a Morning Glory-type weed…but I can’t really say for sure. I have a lot of it around here, and once it gets started, that’s it. You’ll be fighting it forever. Years ago I didn’t have it, but my kids (when they were little), would bring me the tiny, white flowers as gifts in their school backpacks. Over time, I think some seeds found their way to my gardens—and now it’s a constant battle.

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NatureHillsNursery wrote:It reminds me of a Morning Glory-type weed…but I can’t really say for sure. I have a lot of it around here, and once it gets started, that’s it. You’ll be fighting it forever. Years ago I didn’t have it, but my kids (when they were little), would bring me the tiny, white flowers as gifts in their school backpacks. Over time, I think some seeds found their way to my gardens—and now it’s a constant battle.

Bindweed is basically wild morning glory and it has the small white, morning glory shaped flowers.
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Re: Help - is this Japanese Knotweed

this stuff is NOT Japanese knotweed:

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but it is a an aggressive invasive weed
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