American Bamboo Honey, Raw American Bamboo Honey
Raw American Bamboo Honey - 1lb Glass Jar...$10.00
American bamboo, Fallopia japonica, is a large, herbaceous perennial plant native to Eastern Asia, Japan, China and Korea. In North America and several other countries it has been classified as an invasive species.
The hollow stems with distinct raised nodes give it the appearance of bamboo, though it is not related. American bamboo is of the family Polygonaceae, and is related to buckwheat; hence the honey is very similar however not as intense.
Other English names for American bamboo include Japanese knotweed, fleeceflower, Himalayan fleece vine, monkeyweed, monkey fungus, Hancock's curse, elephant ears, pea shooters, donkey rhubarb (although it is not a rhubarb), sally rhubarb, Japanese bamboo and Mexican bamboo. In Chinese medicine, it is known as Huzhang (虎杖), which translates to "tiger stick."
The flowers are small, cream or white, produced in erect racemes about 3- 6” long in late summer and early autumn.
From mid-late August through October, hives are on both slopes and the surrounding area of the Southern Kuyahoora Valley & Central Mohawk Valley regions of Upstate New York.