In Essex, there are about 100 cases of Japanese notifications.
The invading plant first came to Britain from Japan, where engineers thought it would stabilize and beautify railroads.
Since then, however, it has spread like wildfire in the United Kingdom, with more than 29,500 confirmed cases of fruit and vegetables growing each year.
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The plant can damage property foundations, flood defenses, fences and pedestrians – and even throw houses.
Experts say it is difficult to treat or eliminate.
So it may be a little daunting to see a new map of plants damaged in Essex.
How many issues in Essex?
Horticulture has created an interactive map showing where all the ‘live’ and ‘adjusted’ English issues are in the UK. Users can enter the postcode to see how many issues have been reported in their area.
The interactive map can be viewed online here.
The fruit and vegetable map shows 95 cases in Essex.
The largest of these were Waltham Abe, on the Essex-London border and West Essex.
It is also worth noting that Essex is one of the most affected provinces in the UK.
In comparison, West Yorkshire reported 1,762 cases.
What does a Japanese note look like?
According to RHSFallopia japonica ) It is a fast-growing weed. It is extremely difficult to remove by hand or by chemicals.
During the winter, the plants return to ground level, but in early summer, bamboo-like stems emerge from the ground, blocking all other plant growth.
In the spring, reddish-purple shoots emerge from the ground, reddish-purple shoots. They grow fast, produce thick, long bamboo-like cane in the summer, and have purple flowers.
The leaves have a distinctive heart or “shovel-shaped” shape, and cream-white vases are produced in late summer and early autumn.
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