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Mile-a-Minute Weed

Persicaria perfoliatum

A high climbing vine with prickly stems. The flower is greenish and the fruit is blue and berry-like Note the bracts surrounding the stem. Found in moist soils and river banks as well as roadsides. Not at present an agricultural problem except in nurseries with wet soils.

Photo of Mile-a-Minute Weed

Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension