Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross, Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 37(2): 113 113 1919. (Syn: Ampelogonum perfoliatum Roberty & Vautier; Echinocaulon perfoliatum (L.) Meisn. ex Hassk.; Polygonum arifolium var. perfoliatum L.; Polygonum perfoliatum (L.) L.; Tracaulon perfoliatum (L.) Greene; Truellum perfoliatum (L.) Soják;                          (≡) Polygonum perfoliatum L. (basionym));
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Mile-a-minute weed, Devil’s tail, tearthumb, Asiatic tearthumb, Gangbangui, or Devil Shield;


Gori Valley Tour: Herb 3 for id…:
This one was a spinous herb found growing on garbage, near Shilling village.. was shot in the beginning of our back journey from this beautiful place…id is requested…

Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross


blue fruits?

Polygonaceae Fortnight- Persicaria perfoliata from Shilling:: NS May 22 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
This prickly Persicaria with perfoliate leaves was shot from Shilling in Gori valley area, was identified as Persicaria perfoliata …

Yes! Also known as Mile-a-minute weed!!


Polygonum perfoliatum L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Mudkhu, Nepal 
Date: 18 July 2015
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Syn: Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H.Gross
Nepali Names : घुमाउरो काँडा Ghumaauro Kaandaa /  बाख्रे आँख्ला Baakhre Aankhlaa  / फाफ्रे झारPhaphre Jhaar / अमिलो पिरे लहरा Amilo Pire Laharaa

This is from Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura
Kindly identify

Please check Persicaria perfoliata

I think it is Persicaria perfoliata

Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross !

SYMBIOSIS ; 1354 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Grey Pansy visiting flowers of Polygonum perfoliata (syn Persicaria perfoliata).


Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H.Gross : 16 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4) – around 1600 kb each.
Location: Chalnakhel, kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1570 m.
Date: 14 September  2019
Habit : Wild
Nepali Names : घुमाउरो काँडा Ghumaauro Kaandaa/ अमिलो पिरे लहरो Amilo Piure Laharo/  बाख्रे आँख्ला Baakhre Aankhlaa/ फाफ्रे झार Phaaphre Jhaar

one more sp with blue fruits. very nice

Thanks … for the Nepali names of the plant.
|The blue colour of the fruit is pleasure to eyes. But, I am curious and naive … are those fruits or buds ?

Thank you … Never seen flowers.

did I jump the gun and think it was fruit? I looked at it again. may  be fruit. may be bud.
either some fruit can have those protective round covers as in Chalta ir Dillenia indica fruits.
any way any follow up would be nice … if possible

Thanks … you are right – they are fruits.
I was not having sufficient time to google then.
Now I did a search. They are fruits, and also learnt that the whole structure is infructescence (an aggregate fruit, or a fruiting head).

Never seen flower of this plant but enclosing flower image from net. 2048 × 1536

Thanks … for showing this plant, when I had seen it in Gori Valley area (in October), it was having fruits only, probably it flowers in August… I could never see it again..

Seeds! Attachments (1)- 6 mb.




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