This invasive plant was recently found in Calhoun county, Michigan. A species is considered invasive if it is non-native and cause harm to the inviroment or econmy.
How Does This Plant Cause Harm?
This vine is able to grow 6" a day! That's 25 feet in 6 to 8 weeks! As it grows it's barbs allow it to climb over and up other vegitation. It eventualy smothers native plants and trees under dense, prickly thicket, including possibly, your standing timber that is growing along the outside edge of your woodlot!
What Can You Do About The Mile-A=Minute Weed?
This time of year the barbs will still be seen on the vine. If it is spotted, you can remove by hand (wear leather gloves). Monitor the area in the spring for new growth, removing as soon as possible, befor flowers and than seeds have an opportunity to form. Place vegitiation into a burn bin.
David & Valerie Zimmer
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