Fallopia sachalinensis is a vigorous growing, rhizomatous perennial geophyte native to Japan and Russia (Sakhalin Island). The stems are usually clustered, erect, sparingly branched and can grow up to 4 m in height. It has been introduced into Europe as an ornamental plant. Fallopia sachalinensis is considered to be an extremely invasive species as it creates dense and monospecific stands. It can be found mainly in riparian habitats as well as an invader of roadsides and railway embankments.
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