Exotic Pest Reporting
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
Mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) is an invasive plant of open and disturbed areas. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in New York in 1930's.
Mile-a-minute is now established in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC. It rapidly covers existing vegetation and can weaken and kill native plants in natural areas.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
06/10/2016 - Tackling invansive plants with native alternatives
07/17/2015 - Experts Release Weevils to Fight Invasive Weed
05/29/2015 - Distribution | Mile-a-minute Vine