What is this Herb?

lizmerrillOctober 16, 2010

Can anyone identify this herb or plant?

again, have it growing in my backyard, it's a volunteer.

what is it?

Here is a link that might be useful: Herb???

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

It is not something that I quickly recognize as being a culinary or medicinal herb so you may wish to ask on the Name that plant forum. The folks there are truly amazing!


    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 8:12PM
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I don't know where you are but it looks a bit like
Japanese Knotweed, an invasive plant. Is there more in your neighborhood?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2010 at 11:45PM
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no that is the only plant.
resveratrol is obtained from the root of this plant I believe.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 10:32AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Resveratrol is produced by many different kinds of plants. And more are being discovered all the time. Japanese knotweed is, indeed, one of the plants that this chemical is often extracted from.

Lots of controversy about the effects of this chemical, both benign and not so friendly.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 10:05PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I am 99.9999% certain it's not JK. It looks similar to mulberry. Are there any in the area?

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 1:50PM
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