|English: Illustration of man with flourishing patch of Polygonum sachalinensis. “It was first valued as a decorative plant,” says the accompanying article, “and is now highly endorsed by many eminent horticultural authorities for its economic possibilities. If the claims made for it should be sustained upon trial in our arid regions it will be one of the most valuable introductions of this or any age.”
|Out of Doors for Women (https://archive.org/details/IAPSOP-out_of_doors_for_women_v1_n12_nov_1894/page/8/mode/2up?view=theater)
We should note that Sachalin and its close cousin Japanese Knotweed have become two of the world’s most pernicious invasive species.