Invasive mile-a-minute weed found in Chittenden County
State officials say they've confirmed that a new, invasive weed is growing in Vermont.
The fast-growing vine — called the mile-a-minute weed — has been found in Chittenden County.
That's according to a press release Thursday from the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
The weed has triangular shaped leaves and blue fruits. It can grow up to 6 inches a day in dense patches, and officials warn it can spread and smother other plants easily.
The weed is native to India and Eastern Asia, and was introduced in the U.S. in the 1930s.
If you spot the plant, officials are asking to report it to the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
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