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10/02/2013 at 21:01

I would be very grateful in identifying this plant. This is planted a few years ago by our neighbour and it is spreading into our garden. It appears as if the root is spreading underground and new shoots growing up from the ground around. They said it is some kind of lemon brought from a garden centre.

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10/02/2013 at 21:04
Well I can say for sure it's not a lemon as I know it. Perhaps you might consider googling 'persicaria?'
10/02/2013 at 21:14

Does it do anything else? Flower? fruit? I wouldn't expect lemons

11/02/2013 at 14:17

Figrat, persicaria is a good suggestion. Vietnamese Coriander Persicaria odorata is sometimes known as lemon myrtle. It is also called Polygonum odoratum. It has inconspicuous pale yellow to white flowers and a slightly lemony smell. However, it does have brown marks on the leaves, which I can't see in the photo. 

11/02/2013 at 14:29

I've been looking at some images and all the persicarias seem to have alternate leaves This has opposite leaves. 

11/02/2013 at 15:03

it is not a persicaria odorata, because have no red stalk (stem). The asian persicaria we eat at salat or cooking in vegetable soup. I'll looking also for the correct kind, have no idea at the moment...

11/02/2013 at 15:09

I think it's persicaria orientalis like this.

16/02/2013 at 20:03

Thanks very  much. I have never seen it with flowers, and I could not find any seeds when I checked today. It is a acts like a climber and it grows around and tries to completely cover a other shrubs around. I am posting one more photo with the arrow pointing toward the stems; thicker older stems and new green branches.

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16/02/2013 at 20:33

Isn't Persicaria orientalis an annual? This doesn't look like an annual.

17/02/2013 at 05:06

Yes, but I thing, the thick "wooden" stem stand for some years. Any gardener save seeds for growing in the next year and another say, that P.o. is a self sowing plant, they love the "tree-like" plant. And everybody have own opinion or experience. Greeting, ThaiGer. Look HERE.

17/02/2013 at 13:50

Dont think I can help.. sorry

17/02/2013 at 15:03

So this is an utterly rampant climber. No flowers, deciduous and it twines. Is that right?

17/02/2013 at 15:08

And is growing now at the tail end of winter--and has underground suckers-sounds like a nightmare- is it wanted? 

17/02/2013 at 15:43
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

So this is an utterly rampant climber. No flowers, deciduous and it twines. Is that right?

sotongeoff wrote (see)

And is growing now at the tail end of winter--and has underground suckers-sounds like a nightmare- is it wanted? 

Bring on the glyphosate


17/02/2013 at 16:13
Hi all, I'm new here and just clicking around. Does anyone think the plant might be Holboellia latifolia, looks similar.
17/02/2013 at 17:19

When I look at pic#3 , you right, PaulaH. But at the first and sec. pics you can see soft leafes and not varnish/shining...sometimeI think is not the same plant? Or?

17/02/2013 at 17:22
I wondered that as well ThaiGer, maybe the new young leaves are more shiny and they lose the shine as they get older?
17/02/2013 at 17:23
It looks like a bad one and it isn't even the proper growing season yet, with everyone here stumped I suggest you contact your local environment officer with the information you've supplied here and ask them to come out and take a look.
17/02/2013 at 17:33

Don't know holboellia but googled it and it's taking about 3 leaflets. Can't see anything like that here

17/02/2013 at 17:42

There are similarities to honeysuckle, pairs of opposite leaves, and twining anti-clockwise, but I've never seen one like that before 

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