Japanese knotweed (sometimes called bamboo, although it's not related to bamboo - it's
    a member of the buckwheat family) is a very invasive species. The bottom picture shows
    how it has spread over a large area between the Mill River and Fitzgerald Drive. Another
    area in Hopedale where it can be seen is near the interesection of Dutcher Street and
    Route 140.

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