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Plants That Look Like Japanese Knotweed

The following list has been compiled as a comprehensive guide to the most common plants mistaken for Japanese Knotweed.

What Plants are Similar to Japanese Knotweed?

Please take a look at the photographs and descriptions below before you send us your own pictures, as your concerns could quickly be allayed.

The vast majority of photos sent to us are one of these species and not knotweed at all.

On this page we have included similarities and differences for the following plants that are most often mistaken for Japanese Knotweed:

Some of these Japanese knotweed lookalikes are discussed and shown in the following video:

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About the author: Dr Paul Beckett

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Dr Paul Beckett is one of the UK’s leading experts in Japanese knotweed and is a member of the Expert Witness Institute. He regularly provides Japanese knotweed expert witness services. He helped produce the RICS knotweed guidance for surveyors and was integral in the formation of the Property Care Association (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG).

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