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Polygonum cuspidatum, Fallopia japonica, Reynoutria japonica, Japanese knotweed, Fleeceflower, Mexican bamboo, Huzhang

Scientific name:  Polygonum cuspidatum Siebold & Zucc.
Synonym name:  Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr., Reynoutria japonica Houtt.
Common name:  Japanese knotweed, Fleeceflower, Mexican bamboo, Huzhang
Family:  Polygonaceae, Knotweed family

Polygonum cuspidatum, Fallopia japonica, Reynoutria japonica, Japanese knotweed, Fleeceflower, Mexican bamboo, Huzhang

Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  Stout, cane-like, hollow between the nodes, 5 to 8 feet tall, reddish-brown, freely branched
Leaves:  Petioled leaves, 4-6 inches long,generally ovate with an abrupt point
Inflorescence:  Showy plume-like, branched clusters from leaf axils near the ends of the stems
Flowers:  Small, creamy white to greenish white
Fruits / pods:  Triangular achenes, brown and shiny
Flowering Period:  July, August, September
Habitat:  Waste places, neglected gardens, roadsides, and along streambanks

Polygonum cuspidatum, Fallopia japonica, Reynoutria japonica, Japanese knotweed, Fleeceflower, Mexican bamboo, Huzhang


Derivation of the botanical name:
Polygonum, polys, πολυϛ, πολλη, πολυ, much, many, frequent; large; heavy; gonu, a knee-joint; from the many joints in the stem.
cuspidatum, Latin, sharp-pointed.
  • The standard author abbreviation Siebold is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Zucc. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Polygonum cuspidatum, Fallopia japonica, Reynoutria japonica, Japanese knotweed, Fleeceflower, Mexican bamboo, Huzhang


Polygonum cuspidatum, Fallopia japonica, Reynoutria japonica, Japanese knotweed, Fleeceflower, Mexican bamboo, Huzhang


 
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