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Mile-a-minute weed in the northeastAuthor(s): Larry H. McCormick; C. Fagan Johnson
Source: In: Britton, Kerry O., ed. Exotic pests of eastern forests conference proceedings; 1997 April 8-10; Nashville, TN. U.S. Forest Service and Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council: 151-154.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionMile-a-minute, Polygonum perfoliatum L., is an introduced weed from eastern Asia that is rapidly colonizing non-crop areas in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Since its introduction into the United States, in south-central Pennsylvania, in the 1930s, the mile-a-minute weed has spread to other regions of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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CitationMcCormick, Larry H.; Johnson, C. Fagan, Jr. 1998. Mile-a-minute weed in the northeast. In: Britton, Kerry O., ed. Exotic pests of eastern forests conference proceedings; 1997 April 8-10; Nashville, TN. U.S. Forest Service and Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council: 151-154.
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