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Russian Vine

Fallopia spp.

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Russian Vine Overview

Fallopia is a genus characterised by hardy, rhizomatous, climbing and woody-based perennial plant species. Contains approximately 12 species, some of which are considered invasive weeds. The famous invasive plant known commonly as Japanese knotweed used to be known as Fallopia japonica, however with further scientific study, this plant has been reclassified, moved to the genus Reynoutria and renamed to Reynoutria japonica. Plants in the Fallopia genus are generally fast-growing and species hybridise naturally. These are well-placed against structures for them to climb up and may be used to conceal unwanted views. Flowers are borne on branched stems, called panicles and consist of small blooms coloured green, white or pink.