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Started by saskia on Jul 12, 2020 6:44:54 PM
Are you a weed identifier?

I've been very liberal with rogue weeds, in line with the very little I know about rewilding, and this particular weed, I've been taking out over a year or two and tried to identify it online. It has long roots, it's not bindweed and I don't think it's Japanese knot weed. Is there anyone here who would know, if I put a photo up?

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elderberry - 12 Jul 2020 18:53:45 (#1 of 67)

Give it a go

AlanII - 12 Jul 2020 18:54:17 (#2 of 67)

I can confirm the Knotweed issue.

Yersinia - 12 Jul 2020 18:55:23 (#3 of 67)

Go awn...

Have you ruled out ground elder?

elderberry - 12 Jul 2020 18:57:02 (#4 of 67)

And any extra info you can give, such as



how tall does it grow?

does it need support from other plants?

does it have a distinctive smell?

saskia - 12 Jul 2020 18:57:43 (#5 of 67)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36055761@N00/5010510
6356/in/dateposted-public/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/36055761@N00/5010452
7243/in/dateposted-public/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/36055761@N00/5010511
0086/in/dateposted-public/

angelico - 12 Jul 2020 18:57:50 (#6 of 67)

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saskia - 12 Jul 2020 18:58:23 (#7 of 67)

It's growing high, and I've taken three snaps that show it on either side of the garden.

saskia - 12 Jul 2020 18:59:18 (#8 of 67)

I will go and sniff it now.

elderberry - 12 Jul 2020 18:59:30 (#9 of 67)

How high is high? Does it ever flower?

I agree that it doesn't look like a knotweed.

AlanII - 12 Jul 2020 19:00:00 (#10 of 67)

Not Knotweed.

Catspyjamas17 - 12 Jul 2020 19:01:06 (#11 of 67)

Has it flowered yet? This often makes identification easier.

saskia - 12 Jul 2020 19:06:47 (#12 of 67)

Nope, no scent and no flower. I think it maybe coming from next door. A horticulturist used to live there, and it maybe something she planted. It has a woody root. Tough. I'll let it grow but very relieved to hear it's not knotweed.

saskia - 12 Jul 2020 19:07:33 (#13 of 67)

I'll take a photo of it lower down.

browserbutton - 12 Jul 2020 19:11:20 (#14 of 67)

Some kind of dogwood?

Yersinia - 12 Jul 2020 19:12:05 (#15 of 67)

It reminds me of the shoots that sometimes sucker up from the roots of fruit trees, below the graft point. They are soft when young, and eventually become woody.

But I can't identify it.

saskia - 12 Jul 2020 19:12:47 (#16 of 67)

Here it ishttps://www.flickr.com/photos/36055761@N00/5010540
6672/in/dateposted-public/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/36055761@N00/5010517
1291/in/dateposted-public/

angelico - 12 Jul 2020 19:12:50 (#17 of 67)

Yes - I was thinking a young tree shoot. The leaves look a bit beechy.

elderberry - 12 Jul 2020 19:13:03 (#18 of 67)

It looks almost more like a shrub of some sort - can you see any of it next door, or have the new owners managed to eradicate everything?

Just seen browserbutton's suggestion - seems possible.

saskia - 12 Jul 2020 19:13:42 (#19 of 67)

There is an apricot tree by the fence. Delivers beautiful fruit, could it be related?

browserbutton - 12 Jul 2020 19:14:39 (#20 of 67)

Ooh, could be SUCKERS then.

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