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Invasive Plant Alert: Knotweed in Kamloops

Knotweed is a tall, bamboo-like plant that is one of the worst invasive species and is on the top ten list for eradication in BC.

Learn More
» Video: Knotweed Destroys London Home
» Japanese Knotweed Fact Sheet
» Invasive Species Council of BC
» Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver

What does Japanese Knotweed Look Like?

  • grows up to 3 m tall and can grow in dense patches
  • hollow stems with purple and red speckles
  • heart shaped leaves, 3-10 cm long
  • clusters of small, greenish-white flowers in sprays

Japanese Knotweed

Why is knotweed bad?

  • invasive
  • erodes soil
  • affects fish habitats
  • damages property (e.g. can push through concrete)

Karla Hoffman, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 6V3
ph (250) 828-3888

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.

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