Journal archives for September 2020

September 01, 2020

NYBG EcoFlora September EcoQuest Challenge

JUMPSEED JOURNEY

Jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana) is a perennial plant in the Buckwheat family (Polygonaceae) indigenous to eastern North America. Formerly in the same genus as the dreaded Japanese Knotweed, Jumpseed is an excellent replacement in locations where Japanese Knotweed has been removed. Ripe Jumpseed fruit are held under tension and are thrown several feet when touched, hence the common name. Sawfly larvae are known to feed on Jumpseed leaves, creating neat round holes, apparently without great harm to the plants. How many Jumpseed plants are in your neighborhood?

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