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Friday, 25 March 2011

Japanese Knotweed (Reynoutria japonica)

Just across the pasture, south west from the old Guisachan House ruin is a short steep sided river gorge running to Guisachan Fall, known locally as Home Falls, and just short of the forest road to Plodda Falls and Cougie.

About a hundred metres in from the house end a patch of Japanese Knotweed has become established on the path side of the river.

Japanese Knotweed is a terribly invasive alien introduction from Japan which spreads rapidly to completely dominate large areas and is a member of the Dock family.

This patch is now spreading up the southern side of the gorge as well as along the river bank in both directions.

Below are images of this patch in winter and in late August when it is flowering.

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