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Why The Mile-A-Minute Plant Is So Hard To Get Rid Of
Persicaria perfoliata, a member of the buckwheat family, is also called the mile-a-minute plant, and it is popping up everywhere across the northern regions of the U.S.
Though not literally spreading a mile a minute, the invasive plant can grow up to 6 inches per day, which means that a single vine grows about 25 feet in less than two months.
It's easy to see how one small cluster of these plants can quickly take over landscaping, trees, and large expanses of wild areas, making it hard to get them under control.