Plant ID forum: ID please

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May 31, 2016 7:24 AM CST
I absolutely love this plant. I dug it up a few years back out of the woods by my house. I now have starts all around my yard but know nothing about it. A name and some specific info or link would be appreciated. Thx!
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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May 31, 2016 7:36 AM CST
It is Falopia japonica, a variegated form probably Falopia japonica 'Variegata'..
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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May 31, 2016 8:10 AM CST
It is a beauty isn't it? The bees love it. But, it can be a thug in some climates; not sure where you are. It's reported to be less invasive than the green varieties but best keep a close eye. I have mine potted rather than growing it in the ground, just to be on the safe side. It would probably be fine here as I am in a colder climate but I'm just being cautious. Whistling
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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May 31, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Looks like it has a new accepted name, too.
Variegated Japanese Knotweed (Reynoutria japonica 'Variegata')
Pretty. Too bad it's obnoxious.
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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May 31, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Oh my, I have been in a 25 year battle to eradicate the Japanese knotweed I inherited at my house (the green kind). I cringe upon even hearing the name.
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