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Imagekevin51
May 2, 2011 7:30 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
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Thank you Neil. These are the plants in question. Now, I ask all of you to over look the plantain which is growing. It's everywhere but I think maybe some little creature might find it tasty.
Anyway, I'd so appreciate any feedback on what these plants are.
Much thanks, Lee
Kevin51
ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 7:49 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Looks a bit like Japanese knotweed? Are there alot of small sprouts near, Lee?
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ImageNEILMUIR1
May 2, 2011 7:58 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Jamie, I thought Japanese knotweed but Lees plant has a heart shape to the leaves, which Japanese knotweed does not, or maybe one the Convolvulus. We have Convoilvulus major or bindweed over here and that looks like the young plants of this terrible weed. That has that shape of leaf and gets everywhere.
Does it climb Lee?
Regards.
Neil.
ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 8:16 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Dear Neil: I am not familiar with Convoilvulus major (have to look that up), but I do have Polygonum cuspidatum thus I know how prolific they are. The leaf shape and red veining struck me right away, it will be hard to tell yet when they are so little if the stalks will be hollow.

I like mine where they are because they provide privacy where there would be a street view of the patio and they DO flower beautifully, they are also known as a good source of reservatrol, so I just control them. If I don't they will sprout out through the bricks. Many states consider them an invasive weed, which I can see that they could become.

Here's a fairly good ID site, Lee: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxio...

Regards,
Jamie
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ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Oh...'morning glories'....sheesh! I didn't know their proper name because I cannot make them grow! Hilarious!
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Imagekevin51
May 2, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Thank you Neil and Jamie,
I'm told it does climb but I see no tendrils yet. Unlike the moonflowers I transplanted the other day, I don't see any cotyledons on these plants. Too, I'm told they will not survive our cold winters but if I find that it will and is invasive, I'll just destroy them. I like unusual plants but not at the expense of our native ones. The poison oak and fire ants are amongst the bane of my existence.
Again, thanks for the info. and Jamie, I'll go to the link you were kind enough to provide.
Lee
Kevin51
Imagekevin51
May 2, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Oh, Jamie, my heart almost sank when I went to the link you provided. I'll give them a couple more weeks and if they are not what I expected, I'll just destroy them.
Thanks, Lee
Kevin51
ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 8:37 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Oh, Lee...I'm sorry, I snickered but I did!...Mine were all taken out when I put in my patio, but alas, I fear they are like children: once you have them all you can hope for is control. Hilarious!
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ImageNEILMUIR1
May 2, 2011 8:39 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Jamie and Lee, the whole of the taxonomy of the Convolvulaceae family is a mess!
Morning Glory is part of that family but is classified as Ipomoea sp. Whereas bindweed is classified as Convolvulus major.
However looking at next doors bindweed as there is a lot of it, the young leaves have no red veins so it is not that!
But looking at the shape of Lees plant leaves it has the classic Ipomea shape, if that is any help. Ipomea is not hardy here over the winter.
Bindweed which is the same family (they think), does not have tendrils but tends to coil around canes or other plants!
Regards.
Neil.

ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 8:43 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Dear Lee: apparently the outlook is dire! Rolling on the floor laughing but perhaps you have something other than either; keep us posted.
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ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 8:48 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Dear Lee: Here is a more encouraging site: http://www.resveratrolbenefits.com/japanese-knotweed.html Perhaps the anti-aging effects will assist in outliving your knotweed (if of course, that's what it is). Smiling
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ImageNEILMUIR1
May 2, 2011 8:52 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Lee, cheer yourself up and have a look at this http://cubits.org/Neil/thread/view/54245/
Regards.
Neil.
Imagekevin51
May 2, 2011 9:19 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Now you two have me laughing!!! I tend to be rather dramatic at times.
I've stopped trying to keep up with the name changes of the orchid groups as they are always changing, it seems.
Anti-aging effect? I'm all for that. What do I do, put the bindweed or whatever in the blender and slather it on my face/body? It would be my luck I'd break out as if I'd frolicked in poison oak.
And it would be cheaper than a nip here, a tuck there.
You two, thanks for the laughs.
Off to your thread Neil.
Lee Hilarious!
Kevin51
ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 9:37 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
"Frolic in the poison oak!" What a vision I've had!... I'll make music of lute....someone write verse!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagekevin51
May 2, 2011 9:37 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Indeed Neil, the link you provided showed much better plants/flowers than the thoughts of bindweed. Still LOLOLOL. Lee
Kevin51
Imagekevin51
May 2, 2011 9:41 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Now Jamie, Hilarious! Hilarious! Whilst you play the lute and someone writes the lyrics think of my having to be on steroids for several days and getting swollen from them PLUS the intense itching.
That's it, the lyrics must contain something about the incessant itching.
Because I don't see well enough (just nearsighted), I can't tell the difference from the poison sumac and the one which doesn't cause rashes so I leave all sumacs alone. But, I'm practically an expert at identifying poison oak. Can spot it a mile away.
Lee
Kevin51
Petalpants
May 2, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Ooh... I'm getting Itchy reading this thread! Rolling on the floor laughing
murielw1
May 2, 2011 11:19 AM CST
Kevin, make a paste of barcarbonate of soda with water, you will find the paste will take the itch away.
Thumbs up Muriel
ImageNEILMUIR1
May 2, 2011 11:45 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Muriel it depends if the actual ingredient that makes you itch is acid or alkaline. Soda will hurt like hell on alkaline and make it worse, whilst it will stop acid up to a point!
Nature normally has its own cure for everything if you look for it! You know that if you get stung by a stinging nettle here, then nearby there will a Dock plant. Rub the Dock on it and the pain and itch goes! That is natures way!
Regards.
Neil.
ImageJaeRae
May 2, 2011 11:59 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Alcohol works as well...particularly if taken internally.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)

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