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!
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) was introduced to the UK in the 19th century to hide railway embankments.
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.
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is recognisable in spring from red shoots with rolled up reddish purple leaves.
* JAPANESE KNOTWEED (Fallopia japonica) Brought to Britain from the Far East, each year it causes pounds 150m of damage.
Fallopia japonica, syn Polygonum cuspidatum is the proper name for Japanese Knotweed ?
Defra Ministers are seeking people's views on proposals to release the non-native psyllid Aphalara itadori in Wales and England to help control Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica).
En este sentido, muchas de las especies que prosperan con exito en estos ecosistemas estan perfectamente adaptadas al transporte hidrico de sus diasporas con mecanismos como la regeneracion a partir de fragmentos vegetativos (Fallopia japonica), semillas o frutos flotantes (Pterocarya x rehderiana, Bidens frondosa) o con una morfologia adaptada a la fijacion sobre diversas superficies (Xanthium strumarium, Bidens fron dosa).
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 (3.6 meters) in as many weeks with roots reaching a depth of 15 feet.