A Happy Seedling wrote:Hi, I was wondering how I can get a mile-a-minute vine. You know, the vine with triangular leaves and spines on the underside of the leaves. Any help would be much appreciated.
A Happy Seedling
Why in heaven's name & all that is holy would you want to purposely introduce something so horribly invasive into the Virginia countryside??!!?? Isn't it bad enough that we already have Kudzu here, as well as escaped English Ivy - both of which are killing trees & quickly crowding out native plants? There's an excellent reason why you're having a problem finding it. I don't know if it's illegal in Virginia, but it very well might be. Here's some info on invasive plants:
https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plan ... nute.shtml
There are folks working hard to keep "Mile-a-Minute" OUT of Virginia (and eradicate it from New England where it has somewhat of a stronghold), since it seems to be making its way south from the north, where it's already a big problem. Why do you want to purposely plant it?
Sorry to sound so strongly about this, but I have a CONSTANT battle with invasive Japanese honeysuckle as well as other seriously invasive vines every single growing season, & I'd go postal if a neighbor started purposely growing Mile-a-Minute (or Kudzu or English Ivy) & thus adding to the native flora destruction.
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