Russian-vine - Fallopia baldschuanica
Vigorous woody climber to 5 metres or more. Leaves heart shaped, blunt. Flowers white or pale green, becoming pinkish in fruit, in spreading, lax, terminal or lateral panicles.
Occasionally naturalised in hedgerows and waste places, sometimes climbing over fences and abandoned buildings.
July to October
Deciduous perennial - An invasive species, which, when found, can be seen smothering hedges with its creeping stems.
Widely cultivated in gardens in Britain, and becoming naturalised.
Another new invasive species which is getting a foothold in Leicestershire and Rutland, Russian-vine was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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