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  1. #1
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    Default Help with plant id

    In late August this year, I noticed my bee were all over this plant/shrub a few streets over. Thinking about planting some next year, but don't know what it is. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Help with plant id

    Fallopia japonica or Japanese Knotweed. Can become a nuisance as it reseeds readily.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Help with plant id

    I knew someone on this site would be able to tell me. Thanks, ruthiesbees, for the ID! I did some reading about it, and maybe, on second thought, I won't plant any. It's listed as one of the 100 most invasive species by the World Conservation Union. My bees sure do love it, though.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Help with plant id

    Someone with a lot more bee knowledge than myself once said "invasive species = bee plant".

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    Default Re: Help with plant id

    Aren't honey bees themselves invasive and non-native? Didn't they come over on the boat in the 1700's and then spread throughout the country?

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    Default Re: Help with plant id

    yup. seems to be the case.

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    Default Re: Help with plant id

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Honey View Post
    Aren't honey bees themselves invasive and non-native? Didn't they come over on the boat in the 1700's and then spread throughout the country?
    So did we........
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