Plant ID forum→Is this a weed???

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May 13, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Hello, is this a weed, or a plant/flower? It started coming out from our neighbor's garden, through the bottom of the fence! Confused

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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May 13, 2020 1:25 PM CST
Oh dear. I hate to be the bearer of bad news.
This looks like the dreaded , very invasive Japanese knotweed...Reynoutria japonica.

Grow through tarmac, and concrete.. Unstoppable...without chemicals.
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May 13, 2020 1:40 PM CST
Here's our database entry for Japanese Knotweed (Reynoutria japonica) where you will find member photos for comparison.

It is an extremely invasive species in many areas. More information and photos on these pages:
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May 13, 2020 2:01 PM CST
It is so sneaky of it to be so attractive!

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