Edible: Japanese knotweed [Fallopia japonica]

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2 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000
3 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed. Last year’s stems. Good for flutes.
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000
4 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed. Last year’s stems. Closeup.
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000
5 Japanese Knotweed Japanese Knotweed. Last year’s stalks. Good for flutes.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000
6 Japanese Knotweed Japanese Knotweed. New shoots. Now edible, and will be for only a couple more weeks. This is a fast grower.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000
9 Stand of knotweed stalks from last year Stand of knotweed stalks from last year
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001
10 Knotweed sprouts Knotweed sprouts. Only good for another week or so.
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001
11 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed. End of season.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001
13 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed. Out of season.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
14 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed. Note stems.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
7 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000
8 Japanese knotweed shoots Japanese knotweed shoots. Will come up and be edible next spring.
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000
1 Japanese Knotweed Japanese Knotweed
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999
12 A stand of Japanese knotweed A stand of Japanese knotweed.
Source: Marine Park, Brooklyn, Nov 27, 2005

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