What type of plant is this?

Asked July 1, 2016, 2:15 PM EDT

My real estate company has been finding this plant growing out of our evergreen bushes. What is this plant and how to I get rid of it?

Butler County Ohio weed issues invasive plants japanese knotweed

1 Response

Thank you for attaching the image.

The bad news is that the plant is Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) which is classified as a noxious weed in Ohio. The good news is that you are likely to receive guidance, and/or assistance, to remove it.

Please review this fact sheet and then contact the appropriate agency listed on the sheet:

http://www.oipc.info/uploads/5/8/6/5/58652481/10factsheetjapaneseknotweed.pdf