Farmland, meadows, riversides, roadsides, towns, wasteland, waterside, wetland, woodland.
The leaves can grow as large as 40cm long and 25cm wide. They grow alternate along the stems and are heart-shaped, toothless and have pointed tips. The young leaves are dark red. As the leaves being to mature, they turn green but the red veins persist a little longer. Eventually the entire leaf turns green, including the veins. The stems on which the leaves emerge from are zigzagged, changing directions at every leaf node. The mature stems are hollow.
American Bamboo, Asian Knotweed, Asiatic Knotweed, Bombascus, Donkey Rhubarb, Elephant Ear's, False Bamboo, Fleeceflower, Gypsy Rhubarb, Hancock's Curse, Himalayan Fleece Vine, Itadori, Japanese Bamboo, Japanese Fleeceflower, Japanese Polygonum, Kontiki Bamboo, Mexican Bamboo, Monkey Fungus, Monkeyweed, Pea Shooters, Sally Rhubarb.