asakiyume: (glowing grass)
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Sounds like a line in a country song, but in fact it's a literal thing: here is indomitable Rosa multiflora, the rambling rose, coming up through the boardwalk over the marsh by our house.

Also coming up through and around the boardwalk are some boardwalk Virginia creeper, some boardwalk poison ivy, some boardwalk oriental bittersweet, some boardwalk Japanese knotweed, and some boardwalk brome grass.

Many thanks to Wakanomori for the photo of the boardwalk briar rose!

Date: 2017-06-19 01:04 pm (UTC)
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
I don't think I've ever seen a briar rose. It's very pretty.

Date: 2017-06-19 03:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Japanese knotweed is a plant that is deeply unloved here- it's what they call a 'notifiable plant' due to how destructive it is.

Date: 2017-06-19 10:30 pm (UTC)
cgbookcat1: (giraffe)
From: [personal profile] cgbookcat1
The house I rented in grad school had a Japanese knotweed infestation. The roots were a long way down and close to the house, so eradication wasn't an option. When I moved in there were plants over 6 feet tall. We kept it under control by trimming each new sprout and squirting Roundup down the stems. We then had to put the sprouts in the trash, because composting them would just create new plants. It's a horrible plant.

The briar rose is lovely!

Date: 2017-06-19 05:40 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Sounds like a line in a country song

It really does! A good one, too.

Date: 2017-06-19 11:03 pm (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Maybe folky country--something that Jake Xerxes Fussell would sing.

Yes! Or Tom Waits, on the lines of "Coney Island Baby."

Date: 2017-06-19 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizziebelle
I love when Mother Nature totally ignores the humans' attempts to tame her.

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