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Identify this bush please

1090holley 1090holley at email.msn.com
Mon Sep 18 08:49:12 EST 2000

The plant looks like Japanese knotweed: polygonum cuspidatum--- rhizomatous
perennial that looks like a woody shrub.  Stems are holow and jointed.
Leaves are alternate, and broad egg-shaped.  Flowers are small, white,
elongated, erect clusters that bloom in late summer.  It thrives in moist,
well-drained, shaded areas.

"Gilbert Baron" <gbaron at home.com> wrote in message
news:ipvw5.43791$Qx4.1507353 at news1.rdc1.il.home.com...
> The attached bmp (307k) is a plant that grows along the Root River trail
> SE Minnesota.
> I have seen it in only one place on the trail, it grows about 10 feet
> It covered about 150 yards. I suspect it was planted but am not sure.
> The blooms are very fragrant and attract a lot of bees.
> The Heart shaped leaves are about 8 inches long or more. The flowers are
> white.
> I would like to know what this is.

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