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This too is a plant imported to Europe, which likes to grow at humid bushes: The "Japanese Knotweed" (Reynoutria japonica Houtt. or Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb.etZucc.) originating in east asia. The picture shows the brown remains of a membraneous sheath at the base of the leaf. This "ochrea" is a typical characteristic of the knotweed family (Polygonaceae).

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