Mile-a-Minute Identification

The Mile-a-Minute vine has a unique combination of traits that make it fairly easy to identify (see images to right of page and below):

1. Trangle-shaped leaves.
2. Downward facing barbs or prickles on the vine and underside of leaves.
3. Ocrea (saucer-shaped leaves) that surround stem at nodes (branching points).

MAMCharacteristics
Image courtesy of S.Mogil

Other Mile-a-Minute traits to look for (see images to right and below):

Fruit that turns from green to blue in late summer/early fall
Young Seedlings
Young Plants


Quick Identification:
LeafSillhouettes



seedlings
Young Seedlings

plants
Young Plants


TriangleLeaves
Triangle-shaped leaves

Prickles
Downward facing barbs or prickles

ocrea
Ocrea that surround stem at nodes

bluefruit
Fruit that turns blue in late summer/early fall