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For the Press:

 

- The scientific name of the species is Persicaria perfoliata (always italicized). The genus (Persicaria) is always capitalized, and the species (perfoliata) is never capitalized.

- Older literature may refer to the species as Polygonum perfoliatum, but the name has been recently changed to reflect new classification by botanists.

- There are many common names for the species, including: mile-a-minute vine (preferred), mile-a-minute weed, and Devil’s tearthumb

If you require further information, or have additional questions, please contact:

 

Logan Senack
CT Invasive Plant Coordinator
University of Connecticut/CT Dept. of Environmental Protection
860-208-3900
mileaminute(a)uconn.edu

 

Donna Ellis
Senior Extension Educator
University of Connecticut
860-486-6448
donna.ellis(a)uconn.edu

 

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group

 

Nancy Murray
Botanist/Biologist
CT DEP-Bureau of Natural Resources
860-424-3589
nancy.murray(a)ct.gov