a killer plant (Mikania micrantha) that is destructive to other plants. Native to Central and South America, the plant grows three inches a day and can climb on any type of plant, forming a canopy overhead. This would block sunlight and stifle the photosynthesis process of the plant, thus ultimately killing it. As the plant spreads rapidly, it is appropriately called a mile-a-minute vine.
A large number of mile-a-minute vines have invaded the park.
by uttam maharjan April 21, 2010