Also called devil's tail, giant climbing tearthumb, Asiatic tearthumb and Polygonum perfoliatum.

Part of buckwheat/knotweed  family Polygonaceae.

Native to 🌏︎ Asia.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan Invasive > Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 65)

🚼︎ For kids!  This plant described in invasive species placemat  Adobe Acrobat Reader file series.   Nice drawing.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 36)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Planting List by Seneca Nation of Indians SNI.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 63)

Learn more about mile-a-minute weed Persicaria perfoliata

Control (Maryland)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 9)
Biological Control in Eastern USA  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 339)

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