Indeed that is what it is. I went back and the bamboo stems confirmed it for
I had not noticed that before as they had not been cut and were so dense
that the stems were pretty much invisible.
Luckily it is pretty much surrounded by woods were I am told it does not do
"1090holley" <1090holley at email.msn.com> wrote in message
news:eM7BbWXIAHA.329 at cpmsnbbsa09...
> The plant looks like Japanese knotweed: polygonum cuspidatum---
> 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.