Is this the dreaded Royal Empress weed? P. tormentosa?

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  1. MarkVIIIMarc

    MarkVIIIMarc Active Member

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    is this the dreaded empress weed growing along the road side in my zone 6 St Louis neighborhood?
    thanks.

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    Is this the dreaded empress tree growinf
     
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes, these are Paulownia.
     
  3. nitrogeninthesoil

    nitrogeninthesoil Active Member

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    Just a suggestion....if it's your property and you don't want them to grow there....cut them down....easily done because they tend to have hollow stems and use those huge leaves for mulch!! They are great weed blockers!
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't know if using tormentosa was a typo or not (it should be Paulownia tomentosa), but I think that's an apt name for places where it is invasive!
     
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  5. MarkVIIIMarc

    MarkVIIIMarc Active Member

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    Lol. thanks for the confirmation. it sure was a typo. I was having difficulties on the cell.
     

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