SOMERS, N.Y. – A new horticultural threat, commonly known as the Mile-A-Minute Vine may invade the Somers area, warns the Somers Land Trust.
The vine, which can grow up to 6 inches a day, according to the National Park Service’s Plant Conservation Alliance, actually is a weed that originated in the Far East and accidentally was introduced to North America in the 1930s.
It is a trailing vine, with light green triangular leaves and delicate stems. It may develop small, white flowers and clusters of deep blue berries. Its seeds often are carried along waterways and are ...