A combination of three traits distinguish MAM from other vegetation found in the northeast:
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Mile-a-minutevine (MAM) has distinctly triangular leaves. The leaves are approximately equilateral without lobes or indentations.
Other plants may have similar vining habits and/or barbs but different leaf shapes.
Mile-a-minute Vine has small barbs along the stems and leaf petioles and sometimes along the leaf midribs.
(Also, please note the blue and green fruits in the picture, which may be present after mid-July)
3: Saucer-shaped leaves at nodes (ocrea)
Mile-a-minute vine has small saucer-shaped leaves called ocrea at nodes and branching points.
Whole Plant Photo
Fruits of mile-a-minute develop in early summer and ripen from blue to green as the season progresses. When attempting to control mile-a-minute, it is important to note that GREEN FRUITS MAY STILL GERMINATE.