The Bugwood Network
mile-a-minute weed
Magnoliopsida > Polygonales > Polygonaceae > Polygonum perfoliatum L.
Synonym(s): Asiatic tearthumb

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources
Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas - National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States - USDA Forest Service

Selected Images from www.invasive.org
 
Number:0581048
Description:Flowers inside cup-like leaf bracts
Photographer:Jil M. Swearingen, USDI National Park Service
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Number:1237070
Description:Foliage
Photographer:Britt Slattery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Number:1624013
Description:Infestation
Photographer:Randy Westbrooks, U.S. Geological Survey
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Description:Distribution Map
Source:USDA NRCS, The PLANTS Database, September, 2003

Invasive and Noxious Weed References

  • Invasive Exotic Plant Species of Management Concern, USDA Forest Service, Southern Region, May 18, 2001 - http://www.se-eppc.org/fslist.cfm
  • Invasive Plant Atlas of New England - http://invasives.eeb.uconn.edu/ipane/current_inv.htm
  • Mehrhoff, L.J., K.J. Metzler, & E.E. Corrigan. 2003. Non-native and potentially invasive vascular plants in Connecticut. Center for Conservation and Biodiversity, University of Connecticut, Storrs. - http://www.hort.uconn.edu/cipwg/
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry Division, Noxious Weed Regulations - http://www.ncagr.com/plantind/plant/weed/nxwdrg.htm
  • Ohio Department of Agriculture. 1997. Noxious Weeds. Ohio Department of Agriculture. http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/state_noxious.cgi?statefips=39
  • Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. 1997. Summary of Plant Protection Regulations. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/state_noxious.cgi?statefips=42
  • Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia - http://www.dcr.state.va.us/dnh/invlist.pdf
Taxonomic Reference
USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/topics.cgi?earl=plant_profile.cgi&symbol=POPE10

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USDA Forest ServiceUSDA APHIS PPQThe Bugwood Network University of Georgia Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller
(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.