Introduced around the turn of the 20th century as a fast-growing, large ornamental plant, The Japanese Knotweed quickly gained a foothold here in Southwest Nova Scotia. Unfortunately it was also found to be highly invasive and virtually impossible to control or eradicate. It’s deep, complex root structure, plus its ability to re-grow from just a tiny, overlooked piece of root have virtually guaranteed that it will long continue to be the bane of most gardeners. That said, the characteristics that first brought it here, its beautiful green leaves and the sprays of flowers near the end of the season can certainly bring a delight to the eye.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX-100 – 28mm – f 2.0 – 1/800 – ISO 200.