[permaculture] Plant id...

ahenne at uga.edu ahenne at uga.edu
Sat Apr 26 12:08:15 EDT 2003

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>Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 22:39:18 -0700
>From: "BK" <lildragon at saber.net>
>Reply-To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: "permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [permaculture] Plant id...
>Hi folks,
>A neighbor has this interesting plant which I hear is edible. I believe 
>originates from Asia, and seems to do quite well in my SF Bay Area 
>If anyone can id it, and has any info on its ediblity that'd be great.
>The URLs are:

Well, I'm no expert, but it looks like Japanese knotweed to me.  Shoots 
and young leaves are apparently edible, steamed like asparagus.  It also 
grows extremely fast and sets up a root system that can crack concrete, 
so be careful to keep it contained.  Of course, I could be completely 

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