Asiatic tearthumb, Persicaria perfoliata

Overview

Short description of Persicaria perfoliata, Asiatic tearthumb

Persicaria perfoliata is a fast-growing, prickly scrambling vine that is native to temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of Asia. It has become invasive in northeastern USA.

Description of Persicaria perfoliata, Asiatic tearthumb status in GB

Persicaria perfoliata is an annual vine from eastern Asia that has not been recorded in British Isles but has the potential to become established given its invasiveness in temperate regions of in the eastern United States. 

Habitat summary: Persicaria perfoliata, Asiatic tearthumb

Road and rail sides, edges of woodland and scrub, nurseries, forest margins, grassland, river and stream banks, wetlands and abandoned fields.

Overview table

Environment: Terrestrial
Species status: Non-Native
Functional type: Land plant
Date of first record: Unknown

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