Massachusetts
Introduced Pests Outreach Project
Mile-a-Minute Vine Report

Use this form to report a possible Mile-a-Minute Vine sighting in Massachusetts. Have a photo or small sample of the plant handy if possible. Before submitting a report, please review our fact sheet for photos and descriptions of this invasive species.

All reports will be investigated, and you may be contacted by a state inspector for a site visit if we feel further investigation is necessary. We thank you for your assistance with preventing the establishment of Mile-a-Minute Vine in our state.

Similar Species: Before filing a report, compare the plant you saw to these look-alikes...
Halberd-leaved Tearthumb (Polygonum arifolium) Wild Morning Glory (Ipomoeae purpurea) or Climbing False Buckwheat (Polygonum scandens) Hog peanut (Amphicarpa bracteata) Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) Arrow-leaved tearthumb (Polygonum sagittatum) Asiatic Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) Black swallowwort (Cynanchum louiseae)
Does your plant look like any of the species above? If so, you do not need to file a report.

If not, it could still be mile-a-minute. Check for these three important characters:
triangular leaves curved barbs along stems saucer-shaped leaves at stem nodes
Triangular leaves Curved barbs along stems Saucer-shaped leaves ("ocrea") at stem nodes
(Photos courtesy of Todd Mervosh and Les Mehrhoff)
If your plant has ALL THREE characters above, it could be mile-a-minute vine. Please fill out the information below to file a report:
First Name:  

Last
Name:  

 
Phone Number:   Email:
Address:
City: State:
ZipCode:

LOCATION OF POTENTIAL MILE-A-MINUTE SIGHTING: (include street address, landmark, or GPS coordinates)   

DO YOU OWN THE LAND?     

DESCRIBE THE PLANT.
Does it have barbed stems? Perfectly triangular leaves?
mile-a-minute vine habit
DESCRIBE THE HABIT OF THE PLANT.
Mile-a-minute is a vine. Do you see the plant scrambling over other plants, fences, etc?

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS WEBPAGE? (Use "Ctrl" key to select more than one option)

If Other, specify: 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

INCLUDE IMAGES. If your photo is on a cell phone or you have more than three images, email them directly to pest. Please include your name in that message, and let us know in this report to expect your photos!


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