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The invasion of Mirfield Fallopia japonica AKA: “Japanese Knotweed”

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In Your Mirfield
May 26th, 2019
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The invasion of Mirfield Fallopia japonica AKA: “Japanese Knotweed”

Species Description
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica AKA: Japanese Bamboo,
Habitat: Common in urban areas, particularly on wasteland, railways, roadsides and river banks
Tall herbaceous perennial with bamboo-like stems. Often grows in dense thickets.

Introduced in the early 19th century as an ornamental plant. Now common and widespread

flora, contributing to river bank erosion and increasing the likelihood of flooding. Can also cause significant delays and cost to development as well as structural damage (it can grow through asphalt and some other surfaces). Japanese Knotweed is listed under Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 with respect to England, Wales, and Scotland. As such it is an offence to plant.
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