Mile-A-Minute Weed

Miz Flora asked us to put out a warning to all you humans: if you see this plant with the triangular leaves, pull it immediately.

Mile-A-Minute

Mile-A-Minute, Persicaria perfoliata, is a vine that will take over ‘in a minute’. Not really, but you get the idea. It is an invasive that Miz Flora is twitching her tail over. She’s seeing it more and more and is very disturbed to think all of Virginia might be covered with it.

The vine appears rather delicate, but has many little teeth along its stem, and triangular leaves.

Mile-A-Minute Weed Leaves

Very triangular leaves.

Mile-A-Minute Weed Leaves

We could go into all the details, but Miz Flora says this website does it much better: http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pepe1.htm

Thanks for your help in removing this invasive plant!

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2 thoughts on “Mile-A-Minute Weed

  1. OMgoodness, you fight Mile-a-Minute in your neighborhood?! I don’t know why people around here sometimes grow this stuff in hanging baskets. Are they crazy? Meanwhile, I’ll keep an eye out. A great reminder to attack invasives where ever they appear!

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