Giant Knotweed, Fallopia sachalinensis - a continuing story!

Photographonics May 11, 2011

It seems that people-in-the-know are not quite certain whether the botanists at the Leiden Hortus have tagged this plant correctly. The owner/author of the blogpost has tried to contact the Leiden Hortus, but never received a reply.

[from Fallopia sachalinensis - is it the real plant?]

Last Friday (May 6) I was in the Leiden University Botanical Gardens, on the hunt for strawberries. Luckily, a colleague reminded me to check out the mystery surrounding one of my photos.

Is it or isn't it?

Giant Knotweed, Fallopia sachalinensis, or simply a mislabeled plant?

In the Botanical Garden of the University of Leiden?

They should know their plants!

Unfortunately there was not a name sign/tag to explain the proper name of this plant, but it was still in its same location. Armed with my trusty phone I took some photos, hoping this will help clear/solve this mystery!

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Tags: Botanical Garden, Botanical Garden Leiden, Fallopia sachalinensis, giant knotweed, Hortus Botanicus, invasive species, Leiden, Polygonum sachalinensis

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Leonieke Aalders

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