willshak wrote the following:
This vine appeared 2 years ago here in NY.
I didn't pay too much attention to it until it started to grow over
After the first year that I saw it, this was the result the second
year and third year (this pic is the third year).
You can see the vine starting to grow at lower left, center, and lower
Since then, i have started to pull the vines whenever I saw them. The
vines are shallow rooted so they pull out of the ground easily. They
have tiny thorns along the stem, so if you have callous hands, as I
do, they can be pulled bare handed, otherwise use gloves.
It's name is Persicaria Perfoliata, or Mile-A-Minute
Link to description of plant.
Sorry, that last pic was from my camera. Here's the link
In Hamptonburgh, NY
In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
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