Japanese knotweed

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Japanese knotweed
Fallopia japonica MdE 2.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Reynoutria
Species:
R. japonica
Binomial name
Reynoutria japonica
Synonyms
  • Fallopia compacta (Hook.f.) G.H.Loos & P.Keil
  • Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr.
  • Pleuropterus cuspidatus (Siebold & Zucc.) H.Gross
  • Pleuropterus zuccarinii (Small) Small
  • Polygonum compactum Hook.f.
  • Polygonum cuspidatum Siebold & Zucc.
  • Polygonum hachidyoense Makino
  • Polygonum reynoutria Makino
  • Polygonum zuccarinii Small
  • Reynoutria hachidyoensis (Makino) Nakai
  • Reynoutria hachijoensis Nakai ex Jôtani
  • Reynoutria hastata Nakai ex Ui
  • Reynoutria henryi Nakai
  • Reynoutria uzenensis (Honda) Honda
  • Reynoutria yabeana Honda
  • Tiniaria japonica (Houtt.) Hedberg

Japanese knotweed is a perennial herbaceous plant. It grows in Asian countries from South China including Taiwan and Japan to east Asia.[1] It is considered an invasive plant in the United States[2]

Taxonomy[change | change source]

Persicaria japonica Nakai [3]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://phytogeogratax.main.jp/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/JPT51_1_59.pdf
  2. "Japanese Knotweed | National Invasive Species Information Center | USDA". www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov.
  3. "Tropicos | Name – Persicaria japonica (Meisn.) H. Gross ex Nakai". www.tropicos.org.