fallopia japonica


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japanese knotweed

japanese knotweed

One of the world’s most invasive plants. Billions of dollars are spent trying to get rid of it, yet it could feed millions as a food source AND is a major source of resveratrol, a powerful anti-aging and anti-cancer agent. There is no excuse for starvation if this plant is around. It grows three feet a month, sends roots down ten feet, even through concrete, and as far as 60 feet out. Best parts are young shoots and unopened leaves, but whole plant is edible raw, steamed or cooked, even roots. Has tangy lemony taste from oxalic acid. Grows like bamboo and has hollow, bamboo-like stems. Young leaves are reddish-purple. Small green-white-pink 5-petal flowers. Very high in vitamin C. Antiinfection, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, tumor reduction, lowers cholesterol, elevates cyclic AMP, balances estrogen, mood swings, hit flashes, great for herpes, shingles, white blood cells, longevity, jaundice, liver, hepatitis, urinary tract, appendicitis, gallstones, yeast infection, rheumatoid arthritis, menopause, bacteria killer, anti-tumor, artherosclerosis, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, memory, nervous system, adrenals, asthma, lung, bronchitis, mucus. Transresveratrol even more bio-available than grape juice or red wine!
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use of Fallopia japonica as raw material for paper in the scope of activities of the Re-generacija association;
Among plants that were perceived as emerging problems, three (one shrub, one grass and one tree) tied for first: Fallopia japonica, Microstegium vimineum, and Pyrus calleryana.
Japanese knotweed is a tall, hardy herbaceous perennial, also known under the scientific names Fallopia japonica and Reynoutria japonica.
Fallopia japonica, syn Polygonum cuspidatum is the proper name for Japanese Knotweed ?
It's Japanese knotweed - or Fallopia japonica, which once won a Gold Medal as the Most Interesting New Ornamental Plant, but is now regarded as the plant from hell.
Weed experts say Japanese knotweed, or Fallopia Japonica, can grow 12 feet (3.
Daeth y Fictoriaid a'r planhigyn hwn - y Fallopia Japonica - o Asia i Brydain oddeutu 1825 a'i gyflwyno fel planhigyn addurniadol, ond erbyn hyn mae'n tyfu'n wyllt ar hyd a lled y wlad.
William Robinson, the Victorian father of naturalistic herbaceous planting, loved Fallopia japonica, Japanese knotweed.
Japanese knotweed, scientific name, Fallopia Japonica, was introduced to Europe as an ornamental and fodder plant in the early 19th century.
Following my article a few weeks ago about potentially invasive plants, Mrs Heeley from Newsome has written to me about the all-time Number One Invasive Monster - Fallopia japonica, syn Polygonum cuspidatum, or Japanese Knotweed to give its vernacular title.
Daeth y Fictoriaid a'r Fallopia Japonica - neu yn y Gymraeg, y Pysen Saethwr, o Asia i Brydain o gwmpas 1825 a'i gyflwyno fel planhigyn addurniadol - ond erbyn hyn mae'n tyfu'n wyllt ar hyd a lled y wlad.
They thought the orange and brown stems and creamy white flowers of the weed, Fallopia japonica, would make ideal presents.