Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Invasives

Mile-a-minute Vine (Persicaria perfoliata)

Mile-a-minute is an annual scrambling vine native to Asia that can grow to 25 feet in length. Small, curved barbs cover the stem, petioles, and leaf undersides. These sharply pointed barbs can rip clothing and skin. The plant’s bluish-green leaf is set on long petioles. It is as long as…