Japanese Knotweed

Everything you need to know about the Japanese Knotweed

Welcome to the centre of Japanese Knotweed! 

Come and peruse the knowledge we have gained so far about the Japanese Knotweed plant (Fallopia japonica). 

Some plants are exchanged as tokens of love, some are glorified as national emblems, while some are labeled as 'invasive' or 'pest'. We hope to plant some seeds of doubt regarding the conventionally accepted botanical labels and cultural consumption of specific plants in the Netherlands, and beat around the bush for a while as we expand our focus on the contexts in which such knowledge is formed.

Let us step into the messy jungle of contested meanings, conflicting interests, political agendas surrounding plants — the rich and dense culture of nature.