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Polygonum perfoliatum

Polygonum perfoliatum L.

Polygonum perfoliatum L.

Polygonum perfoliatum L.

Polygonum perfoliatum L.

Ampelygonum perfoliatum (L.) Roberty & Vautier

Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross

Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross

Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil’s Tail, Mile-a-minute Vine, Mile-a-minute Weed, Mile-a-minute Knotweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPolygonaceaeKnotweed or smartweed family
GenusPolygonumGreek poly, “many,” and gonu, “knee,” for the swollen jointed stems
Speciesperfoliatum“Perforated,” because the stem “perforates” the leaves

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Polygonum perfoliatum description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil’s Tail, Mile-a-minute Vine, Mile-a-minute Weed, Mile-a-minute Knotweed)

10/4/2010 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, MD
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil’s Tail, Mile-a-minute Vine, Mile-a-minute Weed, Mile-a-minute Knotweed)

10/4/2010 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, MD
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil’s Tail, Mile-a-minute Vine, Mile-a-minute Weed, Mile-a-minute Knotweed)

10/4/2010 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, MD
≈ 4½ × 4½" (11 × 11 cm)

Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil’s Tail, Mile-a-minute Vine, Mile-a-minute Weed, Mile-a-minute Knotweed)

10/4/2010 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, MD
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil’s Tail, Mile-a-minute Vine, Mile-a-minute Weed, Mile-a-minute Knotweed)

10/4/2010 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, MD
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic Tearthumb, Devil’s Tail, Mile-a-minute Vine, Mile-a-minute Weed, Mile-a-minute Knotweed)

6/19/2009 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

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