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Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
Climbing false buckwheat is a rampant annual or perennial climber that often forms curtainlike masses of twining red stems, covering shrubs and trees. Look for it in moist, open or shaded bottomlands, alluvial valleys, and floodplains.

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Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat) Foliage

Climbing false buckwheat drapes its masses of twining red stems and ovate to heart-shaped leaves over trees and shrubs. The stems can be more than 16 feet long, but in masses like this you would have a hard time isolating one to measure its length! It is common statewide in open, disturbed areas.

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Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica
One of the worst invasive species in the world, this plant can thrive in many places and can even damage foundations of buildings—not to mention the harm it causes in natural habitats. Learn to “know thine enemy,” so you can prevent its spread.

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Photo of Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

One of the worst invasive species in the world, Japanese knotweed can thrive in many places and can even damage foundations of buildings—not to mention the harm it causes in natural habitats. Learn to identify it so you can prevent its spread.

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