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Thread: New Plant for the County

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    I found a new plant last week. It is a garden escape called the Lesser Knotweed Persicaria campanulata which is growing on the edge of a layby near Watten at Ordnance Survey location ND249568. It is new to Caithness but has been found in Orkney and Invernesshire previously.

    I wonder how it got there! Will spread and take over?

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    If it is anything like the Japanese Knotweed then Watten has a big problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheghead View Post
    If it is anything like the Japanese Knotweed then Watten has a big problem.

    It seems to be different. There are a few patches of Japanese Knotweed in Caithness which are small and seem to be containing themselves I never understood why the council never cleaned them up. If they do spread, as you say there will be a big problem.
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    Apparently the caithness weather is not suitable for it to spread as it does everywhere else.

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    So where are these patches of Japanese Knotweed? Is anyone able to make a list with map references?

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    There is /was a patch behind boots, at least two patches up at Newtonill and another on the path out to the trinkie close to the old life boat shed.
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    The garden of the old croft at Courtfall, Brough is full of Japanese Knotweed but it shows no sign of spreading.

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