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, 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.
Very triangular 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!