Two roadside plants to ID

cpackjr(z6 WV)August 20, 2013

I travel a lot of forest and back roads looking for wildflowers. Here are a couple that I hope to get an ID on.
Thanks,
Charles

The first is a shrub that i kept seeing.

The next is a plant with Blue flowers and was found standing erect and some were cascading over small ledges.

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

1. Japanese Knotweed.
2. Campanula divaricata?

Here is a link that might be useful: Fallopia japonica

This post was edited by saltcedar on Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 21:45

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 9:42PM
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carol23_gw

Southern Harebells, Campanula divaricata.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 9:46PM
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florauk(8/9)

JK - although impressive is a horrendous invasive - in the UK it is the top problem invasive bar none. Please don't be tempted to transfer it to your garden.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 2:38AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Unfortunately, Japanese knotweed is a major problem in many parts of the US as well.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 11:51AM
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