Our next contest is Spiny. Please compete with images of organisms that have impressive spines on any part of the body. Select one (1) of your best images to compete with. Submissions will be open through next Monday.
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Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Furryscaly (member) 5 years ago
#18 Persicaria perfoliata (Polygonum perfoliatum), Asiatic tearthumb. Asiatic tearthumb is an invasive vine in the United States, as can be seen in this shot, taken in Maryland. It has spines all along the stem and they are sharp! I'm not sure which of the two scientific names is considered correct at the moment. It has many common names as well; including mile-a-minute, devil's tail, devil's shield, Chinese tearthumb, and more.
it's great when we have contests with this many submissions!. But now we have to make up our minds and pick our favorites.
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