Reynoutria japonica
(Itadori knotweed)

Impact ID4683
Impact TypeInfrastructure
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionJapanese knotweed, Fallopia japonica, shoots are able to push up through asphalt, damaging pavements, parking lots, and other public facilities. Rhizomes have penetrated foundations, walls, land drainage works, and lifted interlocking concrete blocks.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2024].

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