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*Persicaria perfoliata (Linnaeus) H. Gross. Section: Echinocaulon. Mile-a-minute-vine, Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil's-tail Tearthumb. Hab: Roadsides, banks, powerline rights-of-way. Dist: Native of e. Asia. Introduced and spreading rapidly in n. VA, MD, PA, DC, and WV. Adler (1999) reports it as occurring in PA, MD, VA, WV, DE, OH, NJ, and DC. Poindexter (2010a) reports its discovery at three separate locations in Alleghany County, NC.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = FNA5, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, Va; = Ampelygonum perfoliatum (L.) Roberty & Vautier; = n/a – RAB, Tat; = Polygonum perfoliatum L. – C, F, K1, Park (1988); = Tracaulon perfoliatum (L.) Greene; = Truellum perfoliatum (L.) Soják

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

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