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Author: Kerstin Haraldson, 1978
Origin:  China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam
Soil:  Mix - Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  4 Meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Chinese Knotweed, Fo Ti Root, Mangeblomstret Pileurt
Synonyms:  Polygonum multiflorum, Carl Peter Thunberg, 1784.
Fallopia multiflora
, Sergei Kirillovich Czerepanov, 1981.
Bilderdykia multiflora
 (Thunb.) Roberty & Vautier.
Fagopyrum multiflora
,  I. Grinţ.
Fagopyrum multiflorum
, I. Grinţ.
Helxine multiflora
Pleuropterus multiflorus
, Nakai.
Reynoutria multiflora
, Harold Norman Moldenke, 1941.
Aconogonon hypoleucum, Soják.
Fallopia multiflora var. angulata,
H.J.Yan, Z.J.Fang & Shi X.Yu.
Fallopia multiflora var. hypoleuca,
Yonek. & H.Ohashi.
Pleuropterus cordatus,
Polygonum chinense,
Polygonum multiflorum var. angulatum,
Polygonum multiflorum var. hypoleucum,
T.S.Liu, S.S.Ying & M.J.Lai.
Reynoutria multiflora
var. hypoleuca, S.S.Ying.

This member of the Polygonaceae family was given this name by Kerstin Haraldson in 1978. It is found in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Japan, growing in a well drained to rather rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to four metres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name after Gabriello Fallopia, 16th century Italian anatomist who discovered fallopian tubes. The species name means 'many flowers'.