The Knotweed Page!
  A web site devoted to information about Japanese Knotweed and related plant species
All About Knotweed   Taming the Wild Knotweed   Knotweed Literature  
News & Notes:
7/4/04: North American Knotweed Symposium scheduled for March 2005 in Vancouver, click here for details.
7/2/04: Updated Knotweed Nomenclature, now with foreign names!
6/27/04: New AP article, link in the Knotweed Lit section.
5/27/04: Site improvements are here, new content is on its way!
11/24/03: New, enhanced content on the "Knotweed Nomenclature" page.
10/31/03: Visit the new "Knotweed Literature" page to get links to articles and websites about knotweed.
6/18/03: There are now three Japanese knotweed items for sale at the Invasive Species Weblog store, check it out.
Thinking about planting Japanese Knotweed, Giant Knotweed, or Silver Lace Vine in your garden? Please reconsider. Even "non-invasive" cultivars can contribute to the general problem of knotweed invasion, because hybridization can occur. Also, consider planting native species instead!

Knotweed Literature

  Information published about Japanese knotweed and related species
  • Peer-reviewed knotweed articles
    10/31/03: The article "Vegetative regeneration in invasive Reynoutria (Polygonaceae) taxa: the determinant of invasibility at the genotype level" was recently published in the American Journal of Botany.
    10/31/03: The article "Sexual reproduction in the invasive species Fallopia japonica (Polygonaceae)" was published earlier this year in the American Journal of Botany. Please if you would like a reprint.
    5/19/03: This article about clonal growth of F. japonica in its native habitat is in the June 2003 issue of Molecular Ecology.
    2003: An article by Zika and Jacobson, in the journal Rhodora, discusses the hybrid that results from crosses between Japanese knotweed and giant knotweed (Fallopia x bohemica, here referred to as Polygonum x bohemicum).

  • News articles, web sites, etc.
    10/2/04: The Cape Codder has an article about a knotweed infestation on a soon-to-be-capped landfill in Orleans, MA.
    9/14/04: The Seattle Times has a report about the knotweed invasion in Washington state.
    6/2/04: Dan Nephin from the AP wrote an excellent knotweed article that was printed throughout the U.S. Click here for one link.
    6/19/03: BBC News posted this article about Japanese knotweed in the UK and biological controls.
    6/18/03: Get geeky Japanese knotweed gear at the Invasive Species Weblog store.

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