Plant Identification Request

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Buster, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Buster

    Buster Member

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    Could anyone please identify this plant for me, I would really like to be sure regarding exactly what it is.

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    Thank you.
     
  2. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I'd guess an Impatiens, though without a blossom it's difficult to be certain.

    HTH
    Chris
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan Balsam), a common weed in Britain.
     
  4. Buster

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    I was rather hoping that it was Japanese Knotweed. Is there any chance that it might be?
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Nope! I agree with Michael F., it is I. glandulifera.

    Regards
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  6. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    First time I've ever heard anyone (outside of Japan, anyway) say they actually wanted this stuff!
     
  7. Buster

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    I've been having a few problems with my neighbour and I planted this in their garden with a view to causing significant damage to their house.

    I thought that it was knotweed (my area has a lot of it). It appears that I got hold of the wrong weed.

    Can anybody advise regarding the best way to get knotweed to burrow through their outside wall?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Can't speak for your neighbor, but I'm sure glad you don't live next to me! I'd never consider doing such a deed to anyone's property!
     
  9. Buster

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    Under normal circumstances, nor would I. That having been said, they have been asking for it for a long time. For example, only last week, they cut their grass and some weeds blew onto my lawn. They seriously expect me to put up with that kind of intrusion.

    Two weeks ago, they bought a blue car when they know that mine is green.

    It is this type of silent provocation, which damages a neighbourhood.

    As a true act of confrontation, they parked outside my house. I appreciate that it is a public highway but this was too much.

    I regret having to retaliate but I would like to know what else I can do?
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Oh hey now, let's not be too hasty! Buster is obviously under a lot of stress - the weed incident following the lawn mowing is blatant trespass and I guess I'd be inclined to react the same way.
    I can't offer much in the way of advice, but be sure that I'm with you on this. Don't let them grind you down!
     
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    "Two weeks ago, they bought a blue car when they know that mine is green."

    Seriously, that doesn't say troll to you?

    I do however, agree that the plant is Impatiens glandulifera.
     
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    Everyone knows that blue and green don't go together!
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Seems to be a small flower in the pic.
     
  15. Buster

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    I thought it was a sprig of Knotweed.

    I can tell you this, they don't like the substance, which is currently oozing through their letterbox!
     

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