All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Japanese Knotweed</strong>
<em>Polygonum cuspidatum*</em> /Smartweed Family<br>
This plant is sometimes called Bamboo (although it is in the  Buckwheat Family and Bamboo is in the Grass Family) due to the jointed stems. It can become an invas...
Japanese Knotweed
Polygonum cuspidatum* /Smartweed Family

This plant is sometimes called Bamboo (although it is in the Buckwheat Family and Bamboo is in the Grass Family) due to the jointed stems. It can become an invasive plant. There are large patches of this plant along I-75 near Caryville.
Perennial
Where seen: Caryville, TN; Oliver Springs, TN, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP

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