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  • Triangular green leaves with sharp, throny vines.
    Information icon Mile-a-minute weed. Photo by John Beetham, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    Mile a minute weed

    October 6, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. In late July, scientists from Appalachian State University published some unfortunate news. The plant Persicaria perfoliata was in North Carolina. Known by the common name mile-a-minute weed, this invasive plant from Asia can grow nearly six inches a day. The scientists found the plant growing in North Carolina’s Alleghany County, which borders Virginia. Although it has been seen in isolated locations in the Pacific Northwest, it’s suspected that the cooler climate prevents it from becoming naturalized there.  Learn more...

  • Triangular green leaves with sharp, throny vines.
    Mile-a-minute weed. Photo by John Beetham, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    Tearthumb - a fascinating if painful wetland plant

    March 20, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Immediately before heading out into the field, I went over the list of gear – food, water, first aid kit, rubber boots. I had everything. Except the long-sleeved shirt. Not a big deal, I thought. I had the most important things. And I did. But marching through the muck of a Southern Appalachian bog, the long-sleeve shirt would’ve been nice.  Learn more...

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