They’re baaacccckkkkkk! Found these Japanese Knotweed seedlings growing in running water on a hike along the Back Mountain Trail.
Can’t keep a bad plant down.
Japanese knotweed is herbaceous plant that belongs to the smartweed family. It originates from Japan, China and Korea. Japanese knotweed was brought to the England as ornamental plant at the beginning of the 19th century. It escaped from the gardens and started to spread in the wild. Today, Japanese knotweed can be found all over the world. This plant is classified as one of the 100 most invasive plant species. It easily conquers new habitats, disturbs ecological balance and destroys man-made structures. People fight against this plant with a help of different pesticides and via controlled removal.