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What is this plant?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 17:16

Just looked up Himalayan Balsam and have definite ID.  Looks like we'll be busy pulling them up over next few days - all the advice is to get rid of it before the seed pods form as they have loads of seeds in each pod and they explode, dispersing the seeds all over the place.  With us living next to a River and lots of wild space I suspect it si all over the palce so this is going to be a never ending task.

 Thanks to all who replied - I'll still try the Picasa upload to help others ID this plant.

What is this plant?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 17:06

Thanks Bob, I'll try that.  Just seen a large clump in the wild area behind my garden. No sign of flowering yet.

What is this plant?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:03

I tried to load a photo from my iPAD but the system did not seem to work so I copied and pasted into the message.  It doesn't show to me either - how do I adda photo?

What is this plant?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 20:05

I have just noticed a tall vigourous plant that I thought might be Japenese Knotweed.  It has a similar stem (fleshy, hollow, in sections with red tinge) but the leaves are much smaller, spear shaped, with serrated edges.  It pulls up easily and has very shallow stuuby roots that area pinky/purple colour.

While I am confident it is not Jap Knotweed, I am concerened that it is an invasive species that could cause problems. The area it grows is very wet, really a lake that floods up in winter and dries back in summer.

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What is this plant?

I am trying to identfy an odd looking plant in my garden 
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